And once you have come to share a lot – The pain, the blame, the denial and the failure. With those, one can only hope compassion and sensitivity have grown alike. Once we have seen each other trade roles more than we would care to count, but have also seen all crawl back to their shelters of safety in retreat.
And even in that case, we have each grown less hesitant to wait up or sleep on the couch until the other makes a full recovery.
With being the hero, has also come the exhaustion of impact from the demons that we have gotten scarred trying to protect the other from.
It is safe to say that the time spent as one has turned into a quest to heal oneself, involuntarily as it may have been.
And it is in these moments of recovery and recuperating that we learn of the true heroism that comes with saving yourself too.
Perceiving life through humour and introspection remains one of life’s truest forms of compensation.