Happy Valentine’s Day! Writing about love is a little risque for me, so here instead is a wonderful quote about friendship. I heard it on the University Channel Podcast where Robert Seiple mistakenly attributed it to George Eliot. It was actually written by Dinah Craik in her novel A life for a life (1859).
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 with the breath of kindness Blow the rest away.