A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.
– Arabian Proverb
These from yesterday December 12, 2009, in the snow storm, it’s the Medford Quaker Meeting House on Union Street with some HDR added for effect.
The statement “A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one’s heart” means that a true friend is someone with whom you feel comfortable enough to share your deepest thoughts, emotions, and secrets without any fear of judgment or betrayal.
A friend is someone who can listen to you without interrupting or passing judgment, who can offer you support and encouragement, and who can keep your confidence. This kind of friend is a rare gem and should be cherished because they provide an emotional outlet and a sense of relief. Being able to talk to a friend about your struggles, worries, and fears can help you cope with difficult situations and gain a new perspective on your life.
In summary, having someone to share your thoughts and feelings with is crucial for emotional well-being, and a true friend is someone who can provide that kind of support and understanding.