Feeling safe to talk, a blessing

“But oh! the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; with whom one’s deepest as well as one’s most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely.

 

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????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 Maria Mulock Craik

To be free

For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.  — Nelson Mandela

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