My darling great grandma who is now 98 years old and still incredible sharp told me one of the most beautiful yet sad things I have ever heard - “I’m not religious or anything like that but I say my prayers and I thank god that he made me soft and able to feel. All the best people can cry, because it shows you have a heart. Sometimes I go to bed and I just cry, because well, you have to… and I always feel better for it. I thank god that I can feel.”
We all carry these things inside us that no one else can see. They hold us down like anchors, they drown us out at sea.
Then she says, “I love you”. Like three drops of blood falling onto the snow.