Today is a day of listening, of listening well without judgment, and allowing another soul to feel understood and valued. It is a day of pauses and lulls, sealed lips, speaking less, telling very little, and patiently waiting. It is a time of sacrifice, of self-control that doesn't always feel pleasurable in the moment, but that later on delivers the subtle assurance of generosity. It is a period to be composed, a time to concentrate well on another's words.
I want to show you my kindness. If I can help it, there will be little question, you will be sure of my respect for you. I won't have to tell you. I will honor you through silence and make space for your passions. May I truly know you today.