Last night was....odd.
I spent a long time on the phone with someone, both of us opening up and discussing things that needed discussion. Both of us cried. Both of us laughed. We formed an odd bond.
I cried myself to sleep. I imagine their pain was considerable, too. In fact, I know it was... nothing we did to the other, just the facts of what is and was.
I appreciate the time and bravery it took to reach out... and, I think that feeling is reciprocated.
In the end, that's all you really can have, is respect...
...I have that for my caller.