It has been nearly a month since my last post. Much has happened during that time. I plan to update you all when I come up for air. It may be another two to four weeks before I get back to regularly posting again.
In the meantime, a dear friend has someone in his life who is going through very dark times. My friend is struggling with how to be there for the person. Below is my feedback to him. I post it in the hope that it may help others in a similar situation.
Just being with someone in pain (whether emotional or physical) can be hugely comforting to them. I often just sit with them, taking my cues from what they let me know they need.
Some just want to sit in silence. Words can get in the way, and silence can be eloquent.