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Friendships: Something So Strong….

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Friendships: Something So Strong….

Friendships: Something So Strong….

Friends … something so strong
Memories from childhood play
Coursing through our veins

What is true friendship to you? True friendship is like a rock by the sea. The waves crash against it but it stays steady and strong…

“A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” Leo Buscaglia

Friendships: Something So Strong….

Friendships: Something So Strong….

Friendships… like rosebuds
Unfurl, blossoming with time
Deepening the love

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Musings: A Steadfast Love…

“Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.” Euripides

Musings: From Steadfast To Surrender

Musings: From Steadfast To Surrender

Love; a steadfast rock
From steadfast to surrender…
When two become one

Love; is wealth unsought
From surrender to steadfast
Liquid to solid

Some see being steadfast as a negative and surrender as a weakness but we need both… Love and life Life are about balance. How do you view love? Steadfast love? Surrender?

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Reflections: More Rumi – On Friendship…

“What draws friends together does not conform to the laws of nature.” Rumi

Reflections: More Rumi – On Friendship…

Force of Friendship – Rumi
Remember the mouse on the riverbank?
There’s a love-string stretching into the water
hoping for the frog.

Suddenly a raven grips the mouse and flies off.
The frog too, from the river bottom,
with one foot entangled in the invisible string,
follows, suspended in the air.

Amazed faces ask,
“*When did a raven ever go underwater and catch a frog?*”
The frog answers, “This is the force of Friendship.”
What draws friends together does not conform to Laws of Nature.
Form doesn’t know about spiritual closeness.

If a grain of barley approaches a grain of wheat,
an ant must be carrying it. A black ant on black felt.
You can’t see it, but if grains go toward each other,
it’s there.

A hand shifts our birdcages around.
Some are brought closer. Some move apart.
Do not try to reason it out. Be conscious
of who draws you and who not.

Gabriel was always there with Jesus, lifting him
above the dark-blue vault, the night-fortress world,
just as the raven of longing carries the flying frog.
Excerpted from This Longing Transltd C. Barks & J. Moyne

What’s the one thing you hope other people never say about you? That friendships don’t matter. They DO! Friendships matter to all of us and especially during tough times… If you are feeling down or lonely, reach out and be a friend to someone in need… The heart knows when another shows sincere care.  Don’t despair.  Rumi is a master on dissecting love and relationships, and I have shared some of his poetry with you here. Enjoy! More below! ;-)

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