The strain of caring for a young person through a trying stage.
A disorienting heartache.
The pain of having let someone down.
This, too, shall pass.
And yet, do I truly want to wish it quickly away? If I do, I very well may miss the meaning of the experience. I may short-circuit the work it wants to achieve in me.
So, yes… this, too, shall pass… but before it does, I promise to be present with it.