Have you ever seen someone hurt? Have you ever watched somebody process thoughts through their head when they try and comprehend the hurt that they are feeling? There is absolute nothing whatsoever you can give them to help but a useless string of words and time to heal.
Have you ever been the reason for somebody's hurt? Have you ever had to be the only one there to support somebody who you had let down in the first place? It's like trying to heal a cut finger using the same knife that slipped onto it.
It hurts to watch somebody hurt. It also can teach you a lot about that person. A lot about the relationship/ friendship role that you have between the two of you. It can also teach you a lot about the delicacy it has. The delicacy of the way in which something that isn't even a physical form can be snitched away from you, even if you had no idea it would ever happen.
To watch somebody be hurt, and to feel yourself hurting are both very important wake up calls.
If all the words in the dictionary were taken out and strung together to make something that would help you feel better, I would say them all.
Sorry for the slightly depressing post... I hope you're all doing OK!
Love and hugs,