“I’m going to tell you something: thoughts are never honest. Emotions are. Do not go around asking for honesty in what people think; much of what they perceive as thinking is empty anyway because it’s thought out again and again and comes out refined and muddy. The ones who know how to feel might have to say to you a couple of interesting things or not and when they do that, you ought to know how to listen. So learn how to listen. You can’t make someone open up about their feelings in case they don’t want to. But you can remain open yourself through listening deeply and completely; they might want to talk about the weather and keep it simple — allow them to feel the simplicity…Emotion pours out directly or indirectly each time people engage themselves in the process of genuine interaction.”
— Albert Camus

 

I cannot reach you with my thoughts
you are so much more reasoned than I
and my tongue gets tied so easily
but my emotions are an endless well
and much more honest
so I’ll push my thoughts aside
and let you see my heart
pulsing with love
shared pain and a yearning
for a day that I have not yet seen
My hope is strong
and if you listen
that is what you will hear.
My need for realization
and my dreams of tomorrows yet to come
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

 

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