Oh, the comfort –

the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person –

having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,

but pouring them all right out, just as they are,

chaff and grain together;

certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them,

keep what is worth keeping,

and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.

~Dinah Craik, A Life for a Life, 1859

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