It is dangerous to care. We count on people, and we should. But people will ignore you. They will try to convince you to do what they understand. They will even undermine. We have to learn to care enough, not to care. Be respectful and kind and forgiving, but do what you are doing, fully and unabashedly. Empty and fill yourself over and over like a beating heart, regardless of the critics, regardless of your well-intended or absent minded friends.
The title is a nod to T.S. Eliot’s Ash Wednesday.
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