A few things about friends- –
They kiss or hug when greeting and parting,
Never knowing when they may see each other again.
So every word is kind, full of promise and love.
They stay in touch.
One never knows between good times,
When bad times may strike.
They are ‘there for you,’ no matter what.
They would defend you or help you,
Putting their own life in danger.
Friends leave ‘no stone unturned’
And ‘nobody left behind.’
They let you see all their sides and facets.
They are ‘real’ and ‘honest’ to a “T.”
while you are yourself.
My Mom would say with family or friends,
“You can let your hair down,”
While in the 70’s a catchy phrase went,
“Letting it all hang out.”
No subject is off limits.
Sometimes starting with,
“I hope it is okay to tell you this . . .”
Time may pass, huge time gaps,
But the fragments and threads
Of your lives will continue to bind,
Picking up where you last left off.
Friends are also loves.
Lovers can be friends.
Taking rainy storms transforming them into sunshine.
Making subjects which seem obscure to ‘outsiders’
Distance may part friends, but technology connects them.
Acceptance and warmth wash over past hurts or pains.
Age makes friendship more valuable,
Leveling all those who dare to get in their path.
We ‘know too much’ to let friends slip away.
Great minds think alike, so true with friends.
They share common belief systems,
Common causes or
Common faith in mankind.
~*~ Robin’s thoughts on friends~*~
The above is not a poem but some patched together ‘friendship squares’
for a ‘patchwork quilt’ which may come together.
Sandra Tsing Loh, 52 years old, wrote an insightful book which focuses
in this small sample on accepting yourself; just as you are.
This piece was excerpted from March, 2015 edition, “Prevention” magazine.
Ms. Tsing Loh’s fantastic book is titled,
“The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones.”
“From my late 20’s on, I had these puffy eye bags. Everyone was always
asking me if I got enough sleep– even if I got 12 hours the night before.
So at 36, I decided to have them lasered.
They just zip out that little pocket of fat.
And you know what?
It was totally effective. Since then, I’ve found myself confident that I famously
do not worry about my appearance at all.
My kids tease me about it.
When I was in my 20’s and dating– well, unsuccessfully dating– I would try
to make myself look attractive, but now I try not to look at myself that critically.
I have a sort of potatoey nose, and my hair is still kind of a disaster,
but so what?
At 52, I think the most recent photos of myself are the best ones I’ve seen.
But I’m a little far-sighted now.
A pleasant soft focus–
that’s what age gives you to compensate.”
“To offer trust in times of need,
To see misfortune through,
To feel the pain when you are cut
Because they bleed some too.
To make no judgments heedlessly,
To defend from idle talk,
To know that only you can wear
The shoes in which you walk.
To share a tear in sadness,
To be first with a hand,
To be forgiving of mistakes
Because they understand.
To only be a call away,
To hear you laugh or cry,
To make your living better
And mourn when you die.
There is no greater tribute
To which one can ascend
Than to earn the simple title- –
The one that’s called a friend.”
~C. David Hay.
What do you think is an important quality of friendship?
Do you have a favorite quote about friends?