What a beautiful image a relatively new friend who has been emailing me and checking on me constantly- to the point where she asked where the line was between supporting and stalking- ha- sent me this just now. I think it's a great image.
The imagery that came to me about sharing your burden, being beside you, is like this:
If we were school age or something, we'd walk together. You'll say, "This sucks." And I'll say, "Yeah." and kick a rock on the road.
Or, the kids would be playing dodge ball in the school yard. You'd have a broken leg or something and I'd sit next to you to keep you company as we sit out the game.