‘speak the truth, and all things alive or brute are vouchers,
and the very roots of the grass underground there,
do seem to stir and move to bear you witness.’
-ralph waldo emerson
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it is said that no matter how long a conversation has gone on
the most important truths are revealed
as one touches the doorknob and turns to leave.
I find this phenomenon so interesting
and have experienced it firsthand.
have you ever made,
or been the recipient of,
a doorknob confession?
“all confessions are Odysseys.”
both on the same kinder playground
under the same spring sun
sitting on the same wooden bench
each sharing a complaint with the other
one says that she is so hot that she is sweating
the other says that she so cold that she is freezing
both are sincere in describing what they are feeling
each accepts what the other is saying
and listens without judgement.
“truth can be stated in a thousand different ways,
yet each one can be true.”