All men have stars, but they are not the same things for different people. For some. who are travelers, the stars are guides. For others, they are no more than little lights in the sky. For others, who are scholars, they are problems. But these stars are all silent. You — you alone — will have the stars as no one else has them … In one of the stars, I shall be living. In one of them, I shall be laughing.
“Here is what we seek: a compassion that can stand in awe at what the poor have to carry rather than stand in judgment at how they carry it.” — Father Gregory Boyle
When there is pain, there are no words — Toni Morrison
“I don’t know how you go on without your son, sweet pea. I only know that you do. And you have. And you will.” Cheryl Strayed, “The Obliterated Place”