Friendship #2

Truth and tears clear the way to a deep and lasting friendship. (Quoted by Michelle Sterling, author and photographer)

Actress Marlene Dietrich defined friendship this way: “a building contract you sign with laughter and break with tears.” Our first thoughts about friends are usually about the good times we’ve had together, the laughter, jokes, and long conversations. But, in reality, we note that, indeed, our deepest friendships have often involved shared tears—experiences that strengthen and empower.

The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense. (Proverbs 27:9)