A leaf

(122:  One red maple leaf.  Photo © 2009 by Robin)

Part of our soul work is to honor the pain and grief we all carry and not to think it is a door to someplace else.  It’s a doorway to right here, right now, this moment.  Suffering is part of the human condition.  It needs to be held in the same way that joy and uplift need to be held — wakefully, as a mature adult.

~ Jon Kabat-Zinn