stay soft

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”                                                       – Kurt Vonnegut

“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”  – Albert Schweitzer

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”  – Mahatma Gandhi

“Kindness is contagious, spread it around.”  – moi  (Léa)

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stay soft

stay soft

be a sieve

to bitterness

let it run off you

like water

on glass

stay soft

turn away

from the pain

that hardens

a mind so swayed

reach out to

hold a kitten

hear its mews

as a call to peace

stay soft

tread your footsteps

gently on the earth

les oiseaux

sing eternal truths

listen, listen, listen

you can still learn 

open yourself, let love in

whistling in the wind

secrets softly whisper

stay soft

stay soft 

stay soft

bisous,

lea

Author: Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.

10 thoughts on “stay soft”

      1. I quit a job once when I had this vision of my heart as a tiny shrivelled walnut banging around the empty cavity of my chest. I did not like the person I was becoming in order to survive there.

      2. I can relate. I remember one job (Director of Social Services) I didn’t last long. I felt suffocated as if I was being buried alive. I quit before three months were up. When you can’t reconcile the requirements of the job with your conscience there is only, one option.

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