Monday, March 31, 2014
A very famous quote
I received this book in 2000..
I keep it for many reasons..
And from time to time it comes off the shelf for perusal..
It's amazing how the meaning of friendship changes through the years.
Some of the words in this little book seem silly now that I am 60..
And some are still spot on about what a friend is..
A friend can be many things..
And you do not necessarily have to have met someone for he or she to become a friend.
Look at us..on the internet..
Certainly we are very lucky to have met some..
And that can be fun..
But most of the friends we make while blogging..we never get to meet or even see..
But they are there..and we correspond with them more than real life people sometimes..
We keep talking about them to our husbands etc..
Circumstances just draw us to one another for who knows what reason..
That we like the same things?
Or that we don't but love to discover?
That we feel the same things?
Or that we don't yet yearn to see a diffent outlook?
The pleasure we have seeing a comment or an email from a blogging friend?
The years of friendship?
The fact that we are not exposed to each others looks.. clothes..money etc?
I thinks it's all of the above and much more.
It's hearts connecting..not eyes..seeing what the other represents in the material world..
We are all pretty much for the most part..
Into baking and cooking and painting and photography and books..
But something about this connective web that is the internet..
Draws us into people.
And I love that.
It has been an amazing reward to blogging.
Sometimes..it can make you tear up too..if a friend is out of sorts..or not well..or going through a difficult time no matter what the reason.
And then we feel compassion..
If they are going through a great time..we are excited for them..
Little things here and there remind us of blogging friends we have..
A flower.. a painting..an item..a song..a verse..a book..
And sometimes we feel sorrow..
Like when Derek and Marlene.. 2 of the very first web friends I met..passed away.
I peek into my garden..and sure enough plants they brought us come up every Spring..
I see a cow..and Derek is right there. because I met his cows at his farm and he sent me a photo with a quote bubble of the cows talking to me...A charming garden in QC..and beautiful Marlene is there.
We really do become friends..and even sight unseen..
This week I received a very touching email.. announcing some sad news..
That one of my blogging friends..had passed away.
We never met..
She didn"t have a blog..
She commented on mine through the years..and on others..
And we exchanged some emails..about food and gardens and fairies..
and small tokens of our internet friendship..
Once there was a fairy..a little silver fairy..on a ribbon I think holding little calling cards for me..
I put it on my mom's charm bracelet..and it's been there ever since..
And it will be forever.
She always ended her notes with..Blessings..
Last Easter she sent me an idea for an Easter cake for my little ones..
She once sent me Graces by June Cotnor..
She alerted me to the May June issue of Victoria last yr..France..
Her Birthday was in March..
Just little greetings here and there..
Her dear husband was the gentleman who contacted me to let me know.
A beautiful kind person she was.
Thank you ..for being my friend..