The old lady I’ve come to know, who is terminally ill with Cancer, called me yesterday. She was curious how some event in my life had gone. It had gone, poorly.
“Oh, Mary!” I said. “I don’t want to lie to you,” I explained. I hate lying but I did not want to bring her down. She’s dying after all. At any minute for all I know.
“Lie to me? You never have to lie to me,” she said, gaily.
It was like she was saying, “Elsa, we’re friends. You can tell me anything, anytime, for any reason – you’ve no need to lie.”
Can you believe this? It’s people like this who are dying out. People who just let other people be people and it’s okay.
Mary is a Virgo. Such an underrated sign.
If there is someone in your life who you can just talk to, without filtering, then I guess you’re as lucky as I am!