Nothing speaks louder than your heart. Listen to what it’s telling you. –Georgia Cates, Beauty from Pain
There’s a place I occasionally visit on the Buffalo waterfront. It’s usually quiet during the morning hours. There are views of the river, a lighthouse, some retired ships and wildlife.
When I visit, it’s typically because I need to process something: a conflict, some confusion, a deep hurt, a challenge. Being near the water somehow lightens the oppressive feelings and the beginnings of clarity peek through.
And it holds such beauty, even in the face of pain. Especially, perhaps, in the face of pain.