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Oh the comfort,

the inexpressible comfort,

of feeling safe with a person,

having neither to weigh thoughts

nor measure words,

but to pour them out,

just as it is,

chaff and grain together,

knowing that a faithful ally

will take and sift them,

keeping what is worth

keeping, and then,

with the breath of kindness,

blowing the rest away.

George Elliot

 

I received this framed, from a very good friend once. I

have never forgotten the profound impact of her life or

these words. I was very grateful to receive it 20+ years

later in an email from yet another friend. Never

underestimate the treasure of friendship!