So I have questions. Questions I would desperately like answers to… yet when I hear the answers I’ve heard, have found them to fall woefully short of truly answering the questions. The answers I need aren’t found in words alone. They’re found in a smile, a hug, a touch, in acceptance and kindness and generosity. For those are truly responses to what generates the questions, not pat answers and avoidance. Love is the only answer to many of our deepest questions, and it’s found in response, in empathy and compassion and simply being there, not in statements or even the best researched answers.

Don’t be afraid of the questions. Simply love the one asking them. If you do, the questions may take care of themselves.