[ after the ordeal of IVF treatment]
‘What I try to hold onto – now the treatment has failed – is a commitment to love widely and intensely. Tenderly. In ways I would not have preciously expected. I to You; I to We; I to This. To unshackle my love from the great love I wanted to give my own child.
After the avalanche, the bare face of the mountain.
Under the sun and the moon.’
Julia Leigh Avalanche (see review here)
The transformation of the heart is a wondrous thing, no matter how you land there. Patti Smith