Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding,
mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through
good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes
allowances for human weaknesses.
Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you
have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not
feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with
them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be
what he really is.