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The meaning of friendships

Whilst walking through the Willows Estate in Johannesburg, South Africa, my dear friend Eva and I, were discussing Paulo Coelho's book, "The Pilgrimage"

There was a quote in that book that began a thought provoking discussion.

Here is the quote from Paulo Coelho:

“The ship is safest when it is in port, but that’s not what ships were built for.”

That got us discussing the meaning of a safe port/harbor. She described it in such a beautiful way,

"Each of us are ships and we have to navigate the rough seas on our own bu