Somewhere in between sympathy and empathy

therein, lies humanity

“grayscale photography of person laying on ground near bus” by D A V I D S O N L U N A on Unsplash

Take a word like love, call it a seed planted as a noun. Allow it to call you to its open landscape, a space where understanding waters the soil. Pour yourself into the roots, put your fingers into its foundation. Swap hearts — if only for a little while. Let go and feel it all, the gritty, the best of times and the worst.