Chaff and Grain
Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person,
having neither to weigh thought nor measure words, but pouring them all right out,
just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping , and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
please note this update 8/27/13: the quote is attributed to Dinah Maria (Mulock) CraiK
my apologies for any confusion or misunderstanding. my primary source said Shoshone
and did not list original author as was stated