Repost: I’m Not Saying We Shouldn’t Be Angry

I like to think there’s a lot of wisdom out there like this waiting to be rediscovered: old salves for new souls with timeless wounds.

I’ll do my bit to make sure it’s not forgotten:

A Hundred Falling Veils

I’m not saying we shouldn’t be angry.

Anger seems reasonable. But perhaps

we will do what I’ve heard the Inuit do—

spend the emotion on walking, walk a line

until all the anger has left our bodies.

The moment the Inuit notice the anger is gone,

replaced, perhaps, by sadness or fear,

compassion or just a quietness,

they mark that spot with an object

to show the extent of their anger.

And perhaps, if we’re lucky, when we walk

this way, it will be a long enough walk

that we arrive at each other’s doors,

object in hand, and when the object

leaves our grip, we’ll be able to use our hands

to greet each other, touch each other’s faces,

point to the horizon to all the other places

we might choose to walk now together.

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Hi! My name is Kit and I love stories. I even write a few ;)

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