The Umbrella Organisation

The Umbrella Organisation

May the power of the brolly live on!

British. Londoner. Campaigner. Gandhian. Tatchellite. EQView Arts Editor and Writer. Theatre, film and TV geek. Sherlockian. All views my own.

The blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; with whom one's deepest as well as one's most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfort — the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person — having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.
- Dinah Craik, in A Life for a Life (1859)


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