If we could live for a moment on the other side, and see from the eyes of those we hate, what do you think we'd find?

Would we find an answering hate, black and vengeful and merciless?

Or would there be a sadness, so aching and deep, that we could not hope to penetrate with words of sorrow and forgiveness?

Perhaps there would be indifference, a cold, uncaring mask.

But if it was you

If I was there, inside you

Seeing out of your eyes…

Hearing your thoughts…

Feeling your fears (or lack thereof)…

Could I become a better person and release my anger, my pain, my misery?

Or would I become nothingness, beaten down and crushed in the black hole void of your soul?

What do you think I'd find?