With friends like these…

It has been oh so revealing of relationships.
I’ve become aware of those that are founded in pure self interest, and those that embrace a deep and embodied mutual empathy.
Unfortunately the majority seem to have been forged in the prior, so indeed, there have been loses. Deaths in my heart from judgment, or dismissal, which is beyond my will, or even my safety, to entertain.

And deep, warm, soul-moving care, those who can see through the changes in circumstances, going ever further to see past my façade, to ask the very simple question “what do you need?”
The answer?
Literally, just the question.
Equally as I would like to ask it.

With loss, there is too deep gain, and clarity.
The loss has been perpetual And loss begets grief. There is a continuous, not ever present, but continuous cycle.

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