"...we know that [our friends] should have the best of us, our
deepest thoughts, our highest aspirations, so far as we are able to
give these forth... our best is due in varying degrees to maintain
all those relationships, natural, elected, or casual, which make up
the sweetness and interest of our lives."
~Charlotte Mason, Ourselves
"The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost."
...bonnet tip to my friend Teresa who shared these with me...