There will always be an inherent need for trust in order for us to survive. We have to trust one another to be willing enough to speak clearly, candidly and with candor to one another. When we fail to do so, we cause the loss of relationships, spirit and trust. When trust is gone, progress will not be possible. Division only brings about chaos, injury and removal of inclusion by its very intent.
Today, my heart hangs heavy with that loss. Today I know that self-reliance is more important than any other quality you can prescribe. The lesson will repeat, but perseverance does not diminish in the face of adversity. Survival is not an option, it is an imperative. It has always been this way, and the more things change, the more they stay the same.
L’audace, l’audance, toujour l’audace!
Life is meant for living. Either we get busy living or we get busy dying. My choice is clear, life will always outweigh the alternative. Trust is a human quality that is freely given until there is a reason to no longer provide that trust.
My heart is broken today, but I’d rather have that heartbreak than be blind to the reality. Trust once broken can not be given so freely in future. It will need to be earned.
In this reflection I still am me, no matter what paintbrush some choose to use.