Here, against the cold stone wall,
her eyes l
d, afraid the anger will reveal itself.
And it does.
There, with silence where words flourish,
her pen h - e - s - i - t - a - t - e - s, afraid the truth will seep out upon the pages.
And it will.
If you knew that your actions made a difference in the life of someone else, would it make a difference in your actions? If you knew that someone else would live or die, fail or succeed depending on a comment made in terse disregard for anyone, would you still make it? If you knew that your silence, would keep another from speaking up, would you remain quiet?
Empathy is a double edged sword. It's bitter bite comes from a source, travels through a second source and is released again (or is it?).
Bittersweet, awareness can be the anti-sheeple, anti-human, anti-social trigger for an empath. A walk through the parking lot of a downtown mall tells stories that could keep them occupied for weeks. Download, reload, move forward and do so with grace! Not much to ask right?
Today it is.