it’s not love that hurts. it’s not being loved back. and love and sex aren’t the same thing. love and attraction aren’t the same thing. love and like aren’t the same thing. love is eye contact and not having to agree all the time. it’s not being sure of tomorrow but knowing that you’ll still want them there with you no matter how bad everything sucks. love is patient. love forgives. and love will never, ever, let you think otherwise.
To become part of a community, to care about it deeply, and then to encourage that it heal itself… that is where our capacity to change the world dwells. We are effective only as far as we are facilitators. We are ethical only as far as we are humble.