To bear witness

To witness is to attest from a personal perspective to what is true and what is known.

It is a primary driver in relationships.

To witness and to be witnessed: To have someones who tell a coherent story about what is. And what was.

To bear witness is to continually bring into existence the knowing and the presence of those stories.

This perspective is especially gratifying in friendships where the stories being witnessed are true, deep, and rich.