We don’t always have the right words to say. It makes sense, after all; language is a construct, feelings are internal.
When we try to explain ourselves, we don’t always nail it. But what we can promise is feeling.
More important than the words we choose is what we want to convey. Empathic communication goes far beyond what comes out of our mouths to fill the chasms, relaying what we feel through physical and emotional cues that construct the most basic of human communication tools.
As we seem to grow further apart from one another, as our phones become more attached to our hands and our politics to our hearts, we need empathy more than ever.
We can say whatever we want, after all. What’s important is the subtext.