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  1. So many people don’t grasp that when someone is in emotional pain a friend’s job is not to “fix” that pain, but to bear witness, to make room for that person to work their own way through the forest, knowing their friend is with them, without judgement and without facile solutions.

    “It takes a great deal more courage to be a gardener than a warrior in this world of hatred and cowardice.” This is so wise and so true.

    1. @Kern Windwraith: This is invaluable context. Thank you so much for the knowing. Bearing witness is such an unknown, unseen treasure.