Today I listened to a friend’s problems for a long time, without mentioning my own. It felt kind of good to do that, to be supportive and not needy myself. This friend’s problems dwarf my own actually. They are physical more than emotional, and financial, and on top of everything a nasty tax situation. So I listened for a time, and gave my views, which are not so important really. I think the main thing was to listen. I think he needs to pay his taxes, he thinks he can avoid this, but whatever. He’s in a situation that is not good, and there’s nothing much to be done.
There’s such a lot of difficulty in this world. I often wish could help. I can’t really, but I can avoid doing more harm. And I can be there if anyone needs me.
Have you heard the group Sweet Honey on the Rock? Some of their songs really move me.