“Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them all out, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.”
I did this needlework (a quote from George Eliot) many years ago for a good friend. That friend has since passed away and the needlework came back to me. It is mounted on brown velvet, done on linen with frayed the edges. I added the stalk of wheat to signify the chaff and grain. I will treasure it always and the friendship it was meant to signify.
I learned last night that my friend with cancer was put in the hospice program, less than one week after the fundraising benefit. It made me think of this needlework and I wanted to share this quote with everyone.