On any given day…
You can pay attention. You can notice what happens as you engage and are engaged by the people around you. You can shrink from them, rise to meet them, learn from them, absorb their discomfiting needs, discard their demands, invite them in.
On any given day, you can also ignore. Whoever appears around you can remain a blurry sideshow to the central drama that is your life.
The first path is costly. You will have to feel, and in feeling you will be whipsawed from the highest highs to the lowest lows.
The second path is easy. Free from feeling, you will be safe, untouchable.
On any given day that you are alive, you may choose to attend or to ignore. Only one of these can be called living.
For my sister, on her birthday