Today, I was thinking about the truth. I noticed that I go through my days being selective about the truth--I prefer to notice this, and to exclude that. For instance, I may choose to notice that today is an unusually warm and beautiful December day. I may avoid the truth that my friend’s cancer has returned. When I do try to include the whole truth of life, I am aware that beauty and joy live right alongside pain and loss. I want to be whole, and this means including all of life’s truth.