Pain Hides in Unlikely People

Rest? Peace?

Why is it that the people who need these two things the most can't seem to find them in life?

"Abundant life" doesn't mean never having a bad day.  Pain is abundant too, and it doesn't always dissipate as quickly as those around us need it to or when it conveniently should.  The outpouring of public grief about Phillip Seymour Hoffman has been a huge reminder that pain hides in places where no one looks for it.  We're all suffering and ecstatic.  We're all broken and perfect.  Happiness and reality are weird bedfellows.   The best we can do is to look  for comfort in vulnerability, look for serendipity in moments, and surround ourselves with people who will step up, reach out, and hold us when we're going over the cliff.

Jim Carrey said it best in honor of Phillip Seymour Hoffman, "A beautiful, beautiful soul. For the most sensitive among us the noise can be too much. Bless your heart. "