Words of advice are, at times,
like ordering a beer after a long, hard day.
The bartender pops the top, and smiles.
He tells you to drink up, it’ll do ya good–
but hands over the bottle cap instead.
“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares.” –Henri Nouwen