There was a little exchange with an elder. I said, but you told me this and I believed you! That was your problem! was the retort. But why say it if it is not true? And then the paradigm spilling forth; ‘there is no one so gullible as the one who loves you!’ There was laughter, indeed.
Over such a small matter as saying that when you come to Wednesday of the week, the rest was a piece of cake! And I believed. And I worked very hard being promised relief. Wonderful exchange, wonderful lesson. And again in a manner deserving of note, learned that no one is so gullible as the one who loves you.
The one loved needs to be trusted and the one loving the loved needs to know these matters are not to be treated lightly. Trust must undergird all relationships of note or all else erodes.
(excerpt from the poem)
Trust. . .
What precious treasure
to compare to this?
What pearl or diamond rare
has seen its equal?
Who would not raise it high
for world upon world to see?
And guard with life
if this be asked?
Not often given, but rarely refused
by those who trust have earned.
A burden love has made light.
Trust is a burden love has made light.
John Stanley Hallissey