I can ignore the contradictions in your words and actions. Pretend I did not see what I saw, feel what I felt. I can do that like the best of them. If that is what you want...what you need.
I can also, with your simple nod and a wink, tell you what I really think and probably what you already know. Your slip is showing. You are digging with a hole in your shovel.
As someone who loves you without condition, and if you allow me, I can stand with you. I can be the kind of friend to you that you deserve at this time in your life. No judgement. Just that second voice in the wind. The voice that says, I feel your pain. I will not abandon you. I have been there. Let me take some of that heaviness away, just long enough for you to draw that strongest breath and re enter the ring in your fight for what is calling you by name.