I found this beautiful poem this morning and it moved me to tears.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.
Luciano de Crescenzo
Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean,
Tears from the depth of some divine despair
Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes,
In looking on the happy Autumn-Fields,
And thinking of the days that are no more.
Lord Alfred Tennyson
“So don’t be frightened, dear friend, if a sadness confronts you larger than any you have ever known, casting its shadow over all you do. You must think that something is happening within you, and remember that life has not forgotten you; it holds you in its hand and will not let you fall. Why would you want to exclude from your life any uneasiness, any pain, any depression, since you don’t know what work they are accomplishing within you?”
― Rainer Maria Rilke,