In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Maybe sometimes it’s easier to be mad at the people you trust because you know they’ll always love you, no matter what.
(The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, 2005)
The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares.