Friday, March 26, 2010

Lost for Words

"Words can never fully say what we want them to say, for they fumble, stammer, and break the best porcelain. The best one can hope for is to find along the way someone to share the path, content to walk in silence, for the heart communes best when it does not try to speak."
~Margaret Weis

Words have never been my thing. Writing was, but I have lost that skill as of late. I miss it. My super power, however, is feeling things (too) deeply. I feel others' pains as if they were my own and my heart aches with them. Physically.

Frustratingly, I feel their pain, but I have no words to give them comfort. I wish I did. It feels really unhelpful to just cry. I pray that it's enough.

2 comments:

george rede said...

Nike,
Don't ever feel inadequate for having been blessed with an abundance of empathy. In this world of ours, where divisiveness can discourage even the spiritually strong, your ability to feel someone's else pain is a gift.
Funny thing, I'm trying to post something on my blog that also has to with words -- specifically, those times when they aren't even necessary to a specific mood or experience. Unfortunately, the video isn't uploading. I'm going to try to send it to you in an email.
Peace, George

nikeathena said...

George,

Thank you for the encouragement. I look forward to seeing your video. =)