Hatred risks nothing and rewards nothing. Tenderness will risk everything.
How does society set up men for false narratives of fear and shame?
“If I can’t make good things, how can I be trusted to hold and care for the good things?”
Scraping was, in a strange way, a kind of spiritual discipline.
We who’ve explicitly and implicitly contributed to patriarchal systems have much to lament.
As I have pursued health and sobriety, I have come to know the truth that I am forever home in the hand of God, forever abiding.