August 9, 2017
Mere Objects: "Words hurt me more than anything," writes this survivor of marital abuse and rape. She created a list of the words that cut her deepest ("stupid," "childish," "bitch," "bad mother," "I never loved you," and so many more) and asked me to destroy it.
Torn to tiny shreds, all those painful words are reduced to nothing more than a few unreadable marks. They're barely visible in the bottle, although the whole list fit inside.
May you continue to live into your own worth and strength and courage, and may these cruel words and the deep wounds they left behind fade until they are no more than a few unreadable marks in the rich tapestry of your life.