Even True

“… the truth is that we are beloved,
even in our current condition,
by someone;
we have loved
and been loved.

We have also known
the abyss of love lost
to death
or rejection,
and that it somehow
leads to new life.

We have been redeemed
and saved by love,
even as a few times
we have been
nearly destroyed,
and worse,
seen our children nearly destroyed.

We are who we love,
we are one,
and we are autonomous.”

Anne Lamott