There is tea on the table and time to tell
what stories have shaped you, made you thirsty
for places and people who are balm
to what ails you. There is a way
that can weary the most robust
of us. Stories best told
with leisure. Do not mind
if the tea grows cold…
It’s a gift to be asked to tell your story, and given space and time to tell it. This is rare, but easy to imagine the good it might do in the world to restore our dignity and beauty in our own and each other’s eyes.
For more on this relational discipline, called Forgiveness, check out my latest book on Amazon. It’s called “Longings of the Soul, a poetic response.” Best read with tea.
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