My dear,

How you feel about someone who’s suffering thousands of miles away is what’s going to save this planet. The capacity for you, you who has not known how it feels like to go months without food and years without medicine, to feel for someone who battles those demons every day is going to save this world.

The capacity to give one’s attention to a sufferer is a very rare and difficult thing; it is almost a miracle; it is a miracle.

Small miracles like caring for the other when the other knowns nothing of you will bring this world closer to heaven than to hell.

Falsely yours,
Simone Weil