Life is messy. It's heartbreaking, joyful, edgy, exciting, beautiful, and tender. It's complicated in a rich way. If I removed my most painful experiences, I would also give away my compassion and strength. If I stripped my life of grief, it would also be stripped of love. No thanks. I'll take it all. Life is messy, but to all of life I say YES.
(Thanks to Susannah Conwayfor this much-needed prompt.)