“Anyone can grow into something beautiful. We have been trained to broadcast our successes and hide our failures. But the truth is this: our failures humanise us, and they connect us to one another.” Vanessa Diffenbaugh, an American writer.
Notice the silence in a group of any size, if a speaker or friend describes a personal tragedy. One might hear an ant crawling uphill in the still of those moments.
I know when I convey my difficulties; the silence is thunderous and the connection to others is powerful. We share the human condition.
Some call our tribulation the vale of tears. Most believe the term vale of tears comes from the Catholic hymn Salve Regina. May God grant that your tears of joy far, far outweigh your tears of sorrow.