we need less

Today I said “I don’t need to know your every discomfort”
and I had a light bulb moment.
I think I saw you have one too.

Here we are, both fighting the good fight
and both thinking the other person needed
more emotional information.
When really – we both need less.
Less information,
more follow through.

When you’re upset, be upset –
but please don’t ask me to be upset too.
When I’m working, I’ll get to work –
and stop asking you to work for me too.

I can show you how to accept love
by accepting yours.
I can show you how to heal hurts
by sitting with yours.
I can show you how to love life
by loving …

… Ours.

Unseasonably warm fall day, October 2012

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