We are asked to live in companionship with patterns and dynamics that are either disappearing, have not fully emerged or can never be fully named;

patterns perhaps already changing into forms for which we have yet no language.

It might be liberating to think of human life as informed by losses and disappearances

as much as by gifted appearances,

allowing a more present participation and witness to the difficulty of living

David Whyte, The Poetic Narrative of our Times

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