Sunday, July 02, 2006

When words fail, listen

No one offers the name of a philosopher when asked the question, "Who helped you most?" Most often they answer by describing a quiet, unassuming person -- someone who was there whenever needed, who listened more than talked, who didn't keep glancing down at a watch, who hugged and touched, and cried; someone who was available, and met on the sufferer's terms, not their own.


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