Perhaps there are few avenues more poignant to experience grace than in our friendships. How we enjoy the camaraderie of a shared journey. How we long for the solace of knitted hearts. When we have them, close and available, the rest and safety they bring are like no other. When we are without friends, a solitary untethered movement is more what we experience. We wonder: Who knows us? Who sees? Who will befriend us even now, in our lack? We long for those who will ask and inquire meaningfully about how we are being. We long for friendship.

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