Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday - Grain from Chaff

[Field Sparrow sifts grain from chaff, Higbee Beach WMA NJ last weekend.]

This quote reminds me of friends around the holidays: friends I listen to, and especially friends who listen to me:

“Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.”
 - Mary Anne Evans (her pen name was George Eliot), 1819-1880


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