From my morning reading this past week:
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.”
~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, Holy Bible: English Standard Version
And from Nick Cave last year:
“To truly see someone — anyone — is an act that acknowledges and forgives our common and imperfect humanity. Love enacts a kind of vigilant perception — whether it is to a partner, a child, a co-worker, a neighbour, a fellow citizen, or any other person one may encounter in this life. Love says softly — I see you. I recognise you. You are human, as am I.”
~ Cave, Nick, The Red Hand Files, #103, 2020
And from me to my beautiful wife:
Thank you for your patience.
Thank you for your kindness.
Thank you for seeing me.