Words #kindness: Naomi Shihab Nye

“Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside,
you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.”  From the poem Kindness.signoftimes

Perhaps we must travel through this period of anxiety, fear, hatred and anger before we can emerge stronger and kinder people.

Or, must we also learn the cleansing properties of hatred, pure hatred, the hatred of abuse, inequalities, degradation and  the senseless destruction of our home planet before we can again feel and truly know our humanity.


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