Today, know that we are all, at our center, vulnerable children. (We want love, approval, acceptance, and belonging. We are easily frightened. We don't understand the big picture. We need comfort and a sense of safety.) So today treat yourself and others with the deep tenderness and empathy befitting that child.
Tarn Wilson is the author of the memoir The Slow Farm and numerous essays. You may read more of her work at tarnwilson.com.