We can’t fix everything.
When we delude ourselves, believing that we can, the other person who wants us just to listen to them starts to wonder if they’re speaking some unintelligible language.
Sometimes the only thing we can ‘fix’ is the sort of attention this other person we dearly love needs.
That’s enough... more than enough.
It takes a big heart — not to mention, trust — to share a burden. It’s an even bigger heart that can save a collective insanity to allow a collective acceptance; the meeting of minds.
To just listen can be the greatest gift.
© 2011 S. J. Wickham.