• The Stranger

    I saw her there, sheltered under the tree, hunched over and twisted like the gnarled tree trunk; shoulders shaking like the leaves, shimmering and waving in an Autumn breeze. I felt compelled to approach the vulnerable woman so small was she that I felt she must surely need some help. As I got closer I saw a heavy, wet tear roll off her cheek and onto the ground, a miniature lake no bigger than a ...

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    Tags:
    compassion,
    reflection,
    helping,
    nurturing,
    protecting