my tears fall for those suffering
all throughout the world...
and those near and dear to me
humans and animals alike...
“A person who is beginning to sense the suffering of life is, at the same time, beginning to awaken to deeper realities, truer realities. For suffering smashes to pieces the complacency of our normal fictions about reality, and forces us to come alive in a special sense - to see carefully, to feel deeply, to touch ourselves and our worlds in ways we have heretofore avoided.” ~ Ken Wilber
"I don't think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains." ~ Anne Frank
"Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight." ~ Rossiter Worthington Raymond
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal." ~ Thomas Moore