"Paradoxically, empathy is divisive. It creates division and it
forces us to choose sides. I know everybody's pushing empathy all the
time now, but I hope my stories push back against that. Why do we need to like something or find it relatable to care what happens to it." - Rachel Rose in this lovely interview on the CBC about her new short story collection, the Octopus has three hearts.
May our own hearts be large enough to have compassion even for those we cannot empathize with!