Sometimes, a friend’s criticism cuts so deep, it hurts.
It causes such anguish, that our love for the friendship momentarily turns to dust.
Criticism can leave a permanent imprint.
Nevertheless, however hurt we may be, criticism can smoothen the rough edges in our character.
A true friend is one who doesn’t pretend we are perfect, and who has the sincerity to criticize us when we deserve it. A true friend sometimes needs to be brutal.
(These photos were inspired by Atul Sabnis, whose photography often teaches me to “see”.)