La lettre

“All in all, punishment hardens and renders people more insensible; it concentrates; it increases the feeling of estrangement; it strengthens the power of resistance.”

–       Friedrich Nietzsche

“A spiritual organization with a hierarchical structure can convey only the consciousness of estrangement, regardless of what teachings or deep inspirations are at its root. The structure itself reinforces the idea that some people are inherently more worthy than others.”    – Starhawk

“No one is willing to acknowledge a fault in himself when a more agreeable motive can be found for the estrangement of his acquaintances.”   – Mark Twain

***

La lettre

Une lettre

La poste

Twenty-three years

Through time and

Tears

Across miles,

Continents

Narrowing

The Atlantic

As the pen

Glides across the

Page

Tasting of

Salt

Reaching out

Beseeching to

Re-connect

The ties that bound

The young woman

Eager to find herself

Making some of the mistakes

I knew too well

Seeking forgiveness

Offering love

The greatest gift

Must be

Unconditional

These arms were

Always

Open

***

Bisous,

Léa