To love another is a heavy cross,
But you are lovely without twists,
And the secret of your charm
Is equal to the mystery of life.
B.L. Pasternak: To Love Another is a Heavy Cross
There was a boy,
A very strange
They say he wandered
Very far, very far
over land and sea.
Nat King Cole, Nature Boy
Francis of Assisi is pictured with birds on his outstretched arms and shoulders.
Indigo children are believed to possess special, unusual and sometimes supernatural traits or abilities.
Brothers, if someone is caught in any wrongdoing, you who are spiritual should restore such a person with a gentle spirit, watching out for yourselves so you also won't be tempted. Carry one another's burdens; in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
Galatians #23 Chapter 6:1-
Sorrow preys upon
Its solitude, and nothing more diverts it
From its sad visions of the other world
Than calling it at moments back to this.
George Gordon Lord Byron: The Two Foscari. Act IV. Sc. 1.
"… for there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes."
Milan Kundera: The Unbearable Lightness of Being