When you can do nothing to help, don’t offer help; say “I can’t imagine what that’s like. It hurts. It’s real. I see that.” Then stay and don’t leave, stay as long as it hurts, and forever if it’s forever. That’s the way to help when there’s no help.

— Asher's Maxim 570

Asher Black

Asher Black is a former literary and review editor who writes, thinks, reads, listens, and is interested in the interior darkness of the soul.

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