Rigid Like Ice
At some point, we forget that this frozen state was once delicate. It could have been easily broken like the thin layer of ice forming on the branches. As our layers thicken, something more is needed. With a circle of proper support and circumstances, the layers of ice will fall away. It will take time as we introduce warmth and melt the layers of ice. We need a supportive circle of others who have broken their shells and learned to honor feelings of betrayal, fear, rage, and resentment. We can sit with these feelings, allowing others to warm us as they serve us a hot brew of nourishing warmth. We can learn our pain’s name. We can then speak it between sips.