W. W. Weeks used to say, “Of all the colors known to the ancients, crimson was the most beautiful and the most enduring.” When they made a crimson robe, it was triple-dyed. First, they died the wool, and when it was spun into threads it was dyed in the yarn; and when it was taken from the loom, it was dyed in the web. After explaining this, Weeks would say, “The most beautiful souls are triple-dyed in disappointment, and pain, and heartbreak.”

Weeks was right.

Beautiful souls experience the loss of precious things, especially treasured relationships. With this loss, emotional scars get etched into the fabric of their spirits. Be kind to the crimson souls of the world. They understand grief in ways most of us may never know.