“You know my name, not my story. You’ve heard what I’ve done, but not what I’ve been through.”
Jonathan Anthony Burkett
I’ve often thought about the difference in hearing and knowing, seeing and feeling, observing and understanding. I think it has become so easy to go through life focused solely on our own little world and we forget about the rest of the world, filled with people who have stories and pain and joy just like ours. I think too often we simply bump into each other rather than really seeing each other. We talk but we don’t always hear, we hear but we don’t always feel.
There’s so much depth behind the words that describe our experiences. Death. Divorce. Cancer. Love. Birth. Addiction. Recovery. Moving. Marriage. We throw these words around when sharing our life and our experiences with each other and we say things like, “I’m going through…
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