~ from The Book of Qualities by Ruth Gendler
Trust is the daughter of Truth. She has an objective memory, neither embellishing nor denying the past. She is an ideal confidante -- gracious, candid, and discreet. Trust talks to people who need to hear her, she listens to those who need to be heard, she sits quietly with those who are skeptical of words, her presence is subtle, simple, and undeniable.
Trust rarely buys round-trip tickets because she is never sure how long she will be gone and when she will return. Trust is at home in the desert and the city, with dolphins and tigers, with outlaws, lovers, and saints. When Trust bought her house, she tore out all the internal walls, strengthened the foundation, and rebuilt the door. Trust is not fragile, but she has no need to advertise her strength. She has a gambler's respect for the interplay between luck and skill; she is the mother of Love.