What treatment is offered by ear in an emergency?
Words of comfort.
Perhaps an impossible standard two days after the killing of 28 (most of them six and seven year olds) in a Connecticut grammar school.
Can any words treat the rawness? Even the president was appropriately speechless.
Pay attention, beloved.Those three words can mean many things once immobilization softens. Be present. Hold loose your masks. Embrace “what is” and let your heart break. Don’t try to get over it, but rather be willing to be made more––gradually, lovingly, as your life unfolds.
But that’s not necessarily today. For those of us healing in the protective arms of shock, perhaps the best those words can mean is simply be real.
Pay attention, beloved.