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on 18 November 2013
The point to this piece of literary art is two-fold; first, Irve tells us how he was able to listen to, and help, an old friend whom he knew so very well. It is reinforced in Counselling training that we cannot 'help' a friend because we know too much about them, thereby creating a dual relationship.
Irve explains that it can be done, and it depends on the relationship of the two people involved.
Secondly, we are given a gift of seeing an intense, possibly one-off, and very impromptu, session, in very unorthodox surroundings. Irve again shows that it can be done.
Maybe it is because I have experienced this myself, that I understand it. This short book is a work of art, and a fine tribute to Irve's dear friend.