I am reminded today of the book “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” by Carson McCullers. For me, the theme was how much we want someone to listen to what we have to say; we need that confirmation of being heard. Perhaps, that is why blogs are so popular today. They are a way to fulfill that need.
When I sit outside in nature, I feel either heard, or perhaps no need to be heard. It is enough to be with the wind in my thoughts. Today has been one of those days.
Nevertheless, I now consider these words of Fr. Alfred D’Souza. You have probably heard the idea in other forms. I think cancer is absorbing enough to put us in the moment. That is the gift of it, that, plus the actual gifts, the showering in reception.
What a wonderful way to see it. "Perhaps everything terrible is
in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from
us." Now, I wonder if I have written this here
before. I resonate so to these words. If they are repeated,
I think it is good. May the dragons of your life be
princesses, seeing you as beautiful and brave.