David Whyte Many Rivers Home

But no matter the medicinal virtues of being a true friend

or sustaining a long close relationship with another, the

ultimate touchstone of friendship is not improvement,

neither of the other nor of the self, the ultimate touchstone

is witness, the privilege of having been seen by someone and

the equal privilege of being granted the sight of the essence

of another, to have walked with them and to have believed

in them, and sometimes just to have accompanied them,

for however brief a span, on a journey impossible to

accomplish alone.

– from CONSOLATIONS: The Solace, Nourishment & Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words

via David Whyte Many Rivers Home.

via David Whyte Many Rivers Home.

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