In its way

it is as hard to receive as to give,




just as important as giving,

         giving of oneself,

         which is the only giving,


is the receiving, the accepting,

         of the offering,

         the giving of self

              by another.


         Friendship and love

are both

              giving without inhibition


              receiving without inhibition,


         And happiness,

consists in

           being fulfilled with both.

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