Raw, adjective: 8. brutally harsh or unfair: a raw deal
Heartbreaking news coming out of
Boston this afternoon.
I turn to this.
"Because at one point or another we have all suffered, we know what it's like to be in pain, to feel empty, lost, confused, broken, fearful. And that knowing, that empathy, becomes the ground of our own compassion. When we're able to recall that heavy empty dark shadowy feeling within our own bodies, hearts, minds, we're better able to reach out to those around us whose own darknesses might feel too great to bear."