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.
Dinah Maria Mulock Craik