The Umbrella Organisation

The Umbrella Organisation

May the power of the brolly live on!

British. Londoner. Public/Charity sector. Theatre, film and TV geek, writer and reviewer. Sherlockian. Campaigner. Gandhian. Tatchellite. 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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