A prayer for the estranged beloved

I wish you understood me for who I am and I wish I knew you for who you are. We’re blinded today by the pain we each endure.

May this veil of smoke lift one day and reveal us for who we truly are.

May we have the fortune of growing lighter in knowing this truth about one another.

May we be breathed into life with compassion for the scars of the other we discover and

May we be wrapped in an eternal blanket of love that’s respite from the winter of hatred thus far.