This doesn’t happen to me very often, but the situations over which my heart was breaking a few days ago have worked themselves out in ways I couldn’t have orchestrated if I’d tried. One has lessened in intensity and thus in the severity of the pain it causes, and one has involved healing and reconciliation and kindness.

To turn, turn will be our delight, ’til by turning, turning, we come ’round right.                                               —Joseph Brackett, “Simple Gifts,” Shaker dance song.

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