Where they come in the spirit of perpetual giving – the house that love built.
Only marriage combines all three forms of companionship – spouse is family, best friend, and permanent companion. This is why it is widely held that while the death of a child is the most painful loss, the death of a spouse is the most disorienting one.
Friends who mock your dreams are not qualified to keep dusting your door step with their footprints every time.
No, he said, we are not alone. I have you, and you have me. And there is Arya and Nasuada and Orik, and many others besides who will help us along our way.
She was struck by the simple truth that sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people…
Snowflakes swirl down gently in the deep blue haze beyond the window. The outside world is a dream.
Inside, the fireplace is brightly lit, and the Yule log crackles with orange and crimson sparks.
There’s a steaming mug in your hands, warming your fingers.
There’s a friend seated across from you in the cozy chair, warming your heart.
There is mystery unfolding.
In misery it is great comfort to have a companion.
Leaders don’t step on toes of dwarfs. They mount shoulders of giants.
. . . none of us are as sophisticated in these matters as you think. You know I always feel, with every new person, as if I am starting anew. These things are instinctive. What you need to learn is to lay aside your inhibitions, to go back to your childhood when you played marbles or whatever with boys and never thought anything of it.
Keep anyone with whom you can read in silence.