We’re human, with every drop of beauty and ugliness that label carries with it. The angel and the demon, all rolled up together.
We cry and we crack, inside and outward. We stumble and fall and fail and flail. We simmer and seethe, and also we soothe. We give and forgive. We hold to each other and hold ourselves tight. We do what we can, as best as we can, as long as we can.
And when we falter, we patch the cracks as best we can, make our apologies, and try again. That’s what keeps our failings from making us failures. We try again, one day at a time.
TW: child illness. child death.
Erik Meyer is one of the gods of web design, and author of one of the few hardcopy books I still own.