a red leaf with dew on it

I have learned that our pain softens the shell that insulates us from the suffering of others. Our grief allows us to absorb their grief, making us a part of the collective suffering of the world, a suffering known and borne by God himself. In this deepest and most profound connection with others, I have found joy.

Emma describes the loss of her son Rudi, her intense grief, and his final gift to her.