It's such a blessing to have people who are able to be completely present when we need to verbally process an experience or emotion. Penny listened with her full attention for over an hour when Mary needed to sort through an experience that took her down (but not out) for a while. They went with their day, but when they reconnected later on Skype, Penny asked,
- Do you want to process some more?
Mary was sensitive about imposing on Penny, but did want to talk some more. She was very grateful to not have to ask.