finding words where words were absent before and being able to share your deepest pain and deepest feelings with another human being —This is one of the most profound experiences we can have, and such resonance [is] fundamental to healing the isolation of trauma.
Communicating fully is the opposite of being traumatized.
I fear that I’m so accustomed to glancing at my phone that I’m forgetting how to sit alone and drown in the river-flow of my thoughts. I fear what art critic Dean Kissick has described as this "constant rolling satisfaction of, and creation of, more hollow, artificial yearnings." I fear this "ambient state of desiring... where everything is at once never-ending and meaningless."
“Let everything happen to you. Beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.”
-Rainer Maria Rilke
I Don't Want to Lose
by Mary Oliver
I don't want to lose a single thread
from the intricate brocade of this happiness.
I want to remember everything.
Which is why I'm lying awake, sleepy
but not sleepy enough to give it up.
Just now, a moment from years ago:
the early morning light, the deft, sweet
gesture of your hand
reaching for me.