Be Soft

“But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?” – from Act II, Scene II from Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet.

I’d had another quote in mind when sitting down to write this. Yes, the hackneyed “When one door closes, another opens” but actually the Shakespeare quote works better. My last intro, Tell Me How You Really Feel, and accompanying poem, You, was a bit of a downer, I admit. I didn’t feel good and it showed in the overall melancholy tone in my writing.

I moved through this past day with some of that melancholy still clinging to me. A couple of friends, as friends – good friends and friends in spirit – are wont to do, helped me shake the remaining doldrums. They helped shine light into my dark corners.

A million thanks to my good friend A.C. for opening the window. Your reminder to be soft on myself brings my mother to mind, which is always a comfort.  And to K.B., my friend in spirit, my heartfelt thanks for the light and patronage. Your continuing encouragement and confidence in my writing is a balm.

Poem: An Admonition for Tenderness

Quote: “But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?” – from Act II, Scene II from Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet.

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