Who are the people who return me to myself and with whom the world opens up

I ponder – and slowly start to write
A list of names emerges followed by their qualities…

Those who aren’t afraid to take off the mask
Those who know how to listen and to shareAthena-Wall-Mirror-P14123616
Those who aren’t afraid to love and let you know they love
Those who laugh a lot and can take things lightly
Those who know and speak of a bigger picture
Those with whom I can sit in silence and weep
Those not afraid to say ‘I don’t know’
Those for whom speech is not the only form of communication
Those who can leave space –
Those who see me
I pause…

And raising my head
See in the mirror that hangs before me