Friendship can be hard. The knowing and the being known by another human being requires such bravery and vulnerability.
Remember when we were little ones and there was no fear attached to friendship. We simply embraced and curiously explored friendship—always giving our best and believing the best.
Then with years and experiences came the doubts. Doubts about her . . . doubts about me.
It is so hard to believe the possibility of the knowing when you fear knowing may reveal the worst. The knowing reveals my uglies. My uglies lead to rejection. It is easier to just avoid the knowing all together.
Not knowing is safer.
Remember the garden?
After the hissing.
Adam and Eve.
The lie of the enemy led to isolation.
Don’t believe the lie.