“The main business of friendship is to sustain and make bearable each other’s burdens. We may do more of that as friends than we do anything else. Getting through the tough times, offering encouragement when the other desperately needs it, shoring each other up to face the unfairness of existence — the main work of friendship consists of just such homely tasks.” I got the above quote from Context. They got it from Eugene Kennedy’s On Being a Friend as quoted by reviewer Mitch Finley in the National Catholic Reporter. Sort of Tinkers, to Evers to Chance.
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