To stop wondering
if what you have to say
is valid, acceptable, reasonable, or appropriate:
That’s a gift.
And to say something
because you need someone who knows you
to hear it
and accept it
and after hearing it reply to you
“I hear you”
without solving it
without explaining it
without answering it:
That’s telling the truth.
And the gift and the telling the truth together:
That’s friendship on a Sunday night
over bourbon and crying babies.
And it’s a sign that the kingdom of heaven is real.
Pine Tree Dr.