REAL FRIENDS are rare, a blessing from above. Real friends are significant others who supplement, then complement, then support and encourage our “wish to become more present within ourselves” so that we can see ourselves “as we are.” While encouraging our essence to deepen and grow, real friends will surely enjoy our persona — but never cater to its weaknesses.
Elizabeth & John Bennett at Sherborne, Thursday, December 12, 1974,
the day before he died. ©Avis Rappaport-Licht