#253 / Repair the damage

Saturday edition

“There is a light that never goes out...” - The Smiths


Apologies aren’t really worth all that much.

Words have power, but words aren’t going to fix anything on their own.

It’s so easy to damage the relationships that surround us. In the way we share or choose not to share. How we maintain and release and express anger or jealousy or frustration. How we give our time, or hoard our time, or harvest the time of others. And it’s not enough to just expect that damage to heal itself.

We have to actively repair it. We have to find ways to rebuild trust, to fix what we’ve broken, and to mend the cracks between us.

Broken things left unfixed will eventually go to rust, or be reclaimed without us.

All my love,

Joan

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