Apr 13, 2009

Seeing with forgiving eyes

A friend shared this sweet poem about what it feels like to be seen through forgiving eyes. It really touched me, and I hope you find it helpful as well.

XOXO Aileen

To know
that I can sit
with you and that you
will hear my sorrow;
my excitement, self-
pity and fear;

To know
that you will lift
my most awful
delusions out
of my mouth and fold
them in a soft pile
by your side;

To know that even then,
you will still be looking
at me, seeing us,
with your forgiving eyes,
is worth everything.