Updated: Nov 9
The essence of tenderness is an enigma that evades the grasp of written tomes. Its magic can only be witnessed or experienced firsthand to truly comprehend its power. To understand the needs of another soul is to wield the mightiest of charms. Yet, this art is not learned through ancient scrolls but through the careful practice of tenderness in our lives, despite our fears and follies.
To practice tenderness is to welcome another's emotions without passing judgment, to eschew the urge to manipulate or control, and instead create a shared code known only to you and your beloved. It is to use patience as a balm to soothe the wounds of the heart, refraining from casting shame or humiliation upon others, and safeguarding their self-worth.
A tender heart is one that flirts with the soul, empathizing with their joys and sorrows, and creating a haven of warmth and safety. Thus, dear seeker of knowledge, heed well the call of tenderness, for its enchantments are the essence of true magic.
📍 Sheridan, Wyoming
📸 November 6, 2022
🗓️ Day 3 of 90