I was having a very strenuous time in my marriage and feeling directionless about life, when my daughter - barely 3 at the time, spoke words I can only surmise were channeled by angels. We were in the bathtub, (as we often were on freezing days in Eastern Canada) and in the middle of happily playing by herself - pretending to make beer mind you - she turns to me and says...
"MOM, YOU DON'T TRUST.
WELL... YOU DO TRUST,
BUT YOU DON'T HAVE CONFIDENCE IN LIFE'S COMPASSION."
~ Raksha Boiteau
You wouldn't believe how fast I jumped out of the bathtub to write that down! Never had I heard my child use the words confidence or compassion, let alone in context or the same sentence. She of course went right back to making her beer as if the words were never uttered.
CONFIDENCE IN LIFE'S COMPASSION
Was my lesson that evening - and always. These words never fail to help me re-root my perspective in the bigger picture. Thank you daughter.
PS... Actual bathtub's design has been changed to reflect the poet's imagination.