I will teach you to overcome great pain, Mera. There is pain in the world, pain behind every relationship. Love and suffering are inseparable, and there’s no way around it. The way is through.

I will teach you to feel the pain, acknowledge it, understand it and then live with it. The pain is a part of you and everyone you meet. We share it and there is joy in that. I will teach you to bloom, even as you hurt.

All you really need to do is pay attention to your mother. She is the strongest person you know.