Always there when they need you
Never there when you need them
— Fake Friends
Darkling I listen; and, for many a time
I have been half in love with easeful Death,
Call’d him soft names in many a mused rhyme,
To take into the air my quiet breath;
I’ve always been of the opinion
Black is full of color.
If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.
You may speak your truth, but soothe your words with peace. Tell your truth as soon as you know it. Yet tell it gently, kindly, and with compassion for the hearer. Someone needs to hear the truth from you today… but that person also needs your deep compassion as you speak it. Seek to say what needs to be said with softness, and with a wide open heart. Remember, the truth can hurt…but it hurts a lot less if you care how it feels while saying it.
Humans use what they know to meet their most urgent needs - even if the result is ruin.