Today I am sharing a blog post by Tim Lawrence about the grief and pain in life that cannot be fixed.
What he captures well is that some tragedies, sorrows, and heartbreak never have answers. The death of a child, a random accident that alters a life forever, the holocaust, slavery - whether individual or global - human life is full of pain and unanswered whys.
What our society doesn't teach well, is that pain is more easily carried and endured when others do not look away from it. Rather than try to answer the question why, it is often best to just sit with someone, letting them know that you are there, you see them and you see their pain.
That is often all that can be done. And make no mistake: It is a lot.