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It seems to me that compassion gets right down to the nub of what it means to be worth a shit in this world. 
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Go to them.



Hold their hand.



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Say something.
Say, “there, there.”


Just keep saying it. That’s okay.
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You got a straw? And a knife? Maybe you can perform an emergency tracheotomy and save their life. But if not, you can at least hold their hand and say, “there, there. It’s okay. Everything is going to be okay.”


Even the last thing, if that’s what it is.
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Ah, the world is peopled with heroes.  We are all of us capable.
We are all of us capable.
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Of, at least, a small compassion.
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I am the grateful beneficiary of ten thousands kinds of love. I am showered with it, though I claim to be parched and dry.
I am awash in love and so are you.
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So are we all.
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