I think …
Some things just leave an indelible mark on your soul.
The words that cannot be unheard. The sights that cannot be unseen. The actions that cannot be undone. The events that cannot be unlived.
These indelible marks are imprinted on our souls so deeply that we are forever fundamentally changed in some way.
We can move on from them, overcome them.
Unlike scars, that sometimes can be seen, but do eventually heal.
I think these indelible marks are like invisible ink, unseen, often forgotten.
Until circumstances are just right and, suddenly, like invisible ink, there they are, coming to light, surprising us, making us realize that they were there all along, still affecting us.
I also think …
that these marks don’t always have to be negative.
That you can leave positive indelible marks on another’s soul.
With caring. With compassion.
You can mark another’s soul so deeply that those marks can come to light when they least expect it as well.
Giving them something to cling to in a time of grief. Faith when they are lost. A warmth in the cold. A light in a dark night of their soul. A reason to hold on.
Be mindful what indelible marks you leave on another’s soul.