Monday, March 24, 2014

A Conversation


She called


I came

She cried

I hugged

She talked

I listened

She confessed

I squeezed

She shared

I supported

She confided

I nodded

She listened

I advised

She was silent

I was silent

She explained

I understood

She was brave

I was proud

I joked

She laughed

She smiled

I smiled

I left

I cried

Quote of the day:  Truth is tough.  It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch, nay, you may kick it all about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.                                                     ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

8 comments:

  1. That's what friends do. Glad you were there to support and comfort.

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  2. The back and forth bouncing of the verbs portrays well the emotions of a complicated situation. I wish it would have ended with a laugh.

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  3. What a beautiful way to capture a difficult time. I also love the "bouncing of the verbs," but especially the pause and turning point I felt in the middle when the two of you were silent.

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  4. So few words convey such depth.

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  5. Such power in few words - and friendship.

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  6. The give and take of relationships and the importance of trust. I like how you paired the poem and quote. Perfect. Sounds like you both deserve lots of hugs!

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  7. This is so beautifully written.

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  8. I love that we don't know exactly what this is about, but can still connect with it emotionally. Such strong writing. So few word and so much emotion- beautiful!

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