One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people. ―John O’Donohue

Every friendship travels at some time through the black valley of despair. This tests every aspect of your affection. You lose the attraction and the magic. ―John O’Donohue