Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince