happiness and abates misery,
by the doubling of our joy
and the dividing of our grief.
~Marcus Tullius Cicero
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
The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. ~ Proverbs 18:10 ✝