“You may forget with whom you laughed, but you will never forget with whom you wept.” – Kahlil Gibran
We may find many who will gladly laugh with us, but where can we find those who can share our tears? For laughter is a quick medicine that attracts, but weeping is a burden that none may wish to carry with you. Thus it is said, that when you laugh, the world laughs with you, but when you weep, you weep alone.
Yet even weeping is a treasure, because it is in sorrow that we discover what true love is. Sorrow reveals to us the strength of our friendships. It takes away the masks that have deceived us into believing we are with someone, but in truth, we are really alone.
Let this be our consolation. That such tears take away from us only those who are not real. But they gather with us those who are faithful and true.
We weep in our pain, but we rejoice in the love we have found.
You have turned my mourning into dancing for me.
You have removed my sackcloth, and clothed me with gladness…
-Psalm 30, WEBBE