I would much prefer that words like this were never said or were never needed to be said. How much preferable if our lives were just one long warm summer, that all would be well all the time.
For most of us, it is not as if pain and sorrow are constant or even the primary themes of our journey, but as so many are experiencing right now, it’s a part of the tapestry of our lives that we mustn’t ignore. In fact, it can be dangerous to either gloss over sorrow and pain and pretend that it doesn’t exist.
None of us wakes in the morning looking for a dose of hardship, however, the only life worth living is one based on reality rather than illusion. An attitude that ignores or dismisses our ‘winters’ is mere psychological game playing.