“Make me strong in spirit, courageous in action, gentle of heart, let me act in wisdom, conquer my fear and doubt, discover my own hidden gifts, meet others with compassion, be a source of healing energies, and face each day with hope and joy.” — Unknown Author
But it makes you feel like a tamed beast, and when you’re alone you have to physically use your hands to mould the craving so that it doesn’t have teeth, so that now it’s called longing, so that now it’s gentle. And passing eyes hold questions when they look at you but they don’t understand because not many figure out what it means, they don’t know why a monster with sad eyes looks so heartbreaking, only that it just does.
“obi” means “heart” in igbo
“wan” means “gentle” in chinese
“ken” means “strong” in japanese
BASICALLY obi-wan kenobi means “gentle heart, strong heart” or like, “gentle and strong heart” and I’m ALL ABOUT THAT because it literally sums obi-wan up, like seriously. so beautiful. bless.
Thank you for being an exemplary embodiment of a fiercely loyal and loving wife and mother, a kind soul in the face of unimaginable darkness, a patient and gentle heart in the midst of chaos and so many things that sought your attention. You were a shining example of class and grace and we were all lucky to live in your world. You may not have been our mum, but you were the treasured woman of the joy of so many of our hearts and lives, and you were always kind and gracious to everyone, even if they weren’t to you. I am so sorry for your family, my heart breaks for them.