These Are the Times
Beloved one, you have a saying: “These are the times that try men’s [and women’s] souls.” These are the times you create for yourself so that you can bring up issues right in front of you and say, “What is happening?” You are doing a wonderful job of bringing up issues in which one person says one thing and someone else says another. You are each trying to come through this reality (lowercase r) and understand how you navigate all the various experiences you create.
Some of you have best friends — especially in this growing time — who hold ideas and truths (lowercase t) that seem diametrically opposed to yours. You each hold your truths to be self-evident, at least to the self that you are. I have seen, and even saw in my lifetime, situations in which you are so caught up in what is happening that you would, as they say, go to the mat to hold your truth, until you stop and take a deep breath