Empathy, Ambivalence, and the Start of Something New

Photo by Kathryn Trattner

I keep watching the dance of empathy and ambivalence.

Or maybe they’re facing off in a duel.

Or circling a toilet bowl. (Let’s not make anything bigger or more important than it actually is.)

I’m in my mid-thirties, and that means it’s time to reconcile the past. I mean, if your mid-thirties aren’t for therapy, then they’re…