|The Mystery within...|
News features this past week broke my heart. First it was of a grandmother that took a walk in the woods with her two-year-old grandson and became separated from him. Days later the child was found dead. My heart broke again on hearing of the death of three children in a house fire when the eleven-year-old sister successfully got one young sibling out but died trying to save two who remained in the house.
The last five lines in Mary Oliver's poem "Lead" read:
"I tell you this
to break your heart,
by which I mean only
that it break open and never close again
to the rest of the world."
Hearts broken open must be the positive force behind human progress.
What if we all were willing to let heartbreak break us open to the rest of the world?