The pain doesn’t disappear, but it's not the only thing left in your heart. Eventually some good begins to trickle in - eventually.
The disadvantage of becoming a symbol of the social justice movement is that sometimes your humanity is forgotten.
I can say what happened to me now.
Asmaa had just had her daughter when her husband died during a peaceful protest. She took her pain and translated it into words.
One of my biggest regrets is that I wish I was able to spend more time with her.
You know how they say that in moments of extreme anxiety you almost feel your heart stop? Maybe that’s what happened to me.
Humans die, but the compassion we have for others lives on.
“We all know what kind of a selfish person you are. You did not shed a tear when your grandmother passed away. No one expects anything from you anyway.”
It dealt with the mental health of teenagers without invalidating their feelings.
My brother died and we buried him, but that does not mean that he never existed.
When my pet dog passed away, I realized that losing a pet is a minimized source of pain.
No one knows how to console someone about the death of someone they no longer love.