The good sigh

“We realize we have made a friend when in a relationship we are able to suppress that special disappointment which follows getting to know him, her, anyone – even oneself – well,” wrote my old University at Buffalo professor Lionel Abel. It is sweet to remember those first resigned sighs, from my loyal friends. The essence of friendship is neither correction nor therapy.

3 Comments»

  Jonathan wrote @

Hey, this is a great concept. See my post today on it.

  Robert Basil wrote @

I responded to Jonathan’s post: “A dear friend once lifted me out of a deep hole years ago with this: ‘I love my friends *for* their faults. No one should ask you to change your essence, Bob.'”


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