Once you have known Suffering, you will recognize Suffering on the street and in the stores and through the screens that show us the pictures of the places that we’re not. Even if you haven’t seen Suffering in a while. Maybe not always, but usually. Suffering! You haven’t changed a bit! You look exactly like I remember you.
If you could hide from Suffering, you would be the best hider in the whole wide world. Sucker! You’ll never find me! But, you can’t hide. Suffering is everywhere. But listen, Suffering has something to tell you, if and when you meet Suffering. If you are brave enough to listen, Suffering will tell that you are not alone. That you are courageous. That you are stitched to all the others that Suffering has known with a yarn that is stronger than something really strong that I can’t think of right now. But it’s really strong.
Once you’ve met Suffering, when you see Suffering out there, you want to go to Suffering and remind Suffering that you know it will keep coming, but that WE will keep coming too. To share the burden of Suffering and to remind those that, even though they may want to, Suffering is not always worth hiding from.
On this November 27, Giving Tuesday, Reach out to Suffering and tell her Tuesday sent you.
Go to whatchagonnado.org to see what we are Giving to.