Raw, adjective: 7. brutally or grossly frank: a raw portrayal of human passions.
Our lives are at once ordinary and mythical. We live, we die, age beautifully or full of wrinkles. We wake in the morning, buy yellow cheese, and hope we have enough money to pay for it. At the same instant we have magnificent hearts that pump through all sorrow and all winters we are alive on this earth. We are important and our lives are important.
~ Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones