Tag Archives: Friendship

First Principles: True Friendship Grows Slowly and Must Undergo and Withstand the Shocks of Adversity

“True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.” – George Washington    

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Thought For the Day: Love Is Friendship That Has Caught Fire

“Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” – Ann Landers    

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Nostalgia For Guantanamo

Next on the series of challenges for Na/GloPoWriMo Day 11 is to write a poem pertinent to places of origin.  It seems to me that regardless of place of birth or my history of Hawai’i and California, the place that … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Life Has Value As Long As One Values the Life of Others

“One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.” – Simone de Beauvoir, author and philosopher (9 Jan 1908-1986)    

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Na/GloPoWriMo Day 28: Swimming With Iguanas

The Day 28 challenge is to write a prose poem.  I have chosen to use growing up on the Naval base in Cuba for a while as the base of the poem. Swimming With Iguanas by Michael Romani We were … Continue reading

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First Principles: May We Ever Endeavor To Be Friends Despite Our Differences

“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” – Thomas Jefferson (1800)        

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Luminescence

Childhood walks in the deepness that we lived in Kept us living present in a peacefulness like Zen Luminescence peered down through the leaves Seemingly wafted along on the chill of the breeze In these secret gardens in which we … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Familiarity With Other Countries Teaches Us We May Be Friends

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou, poet (4 … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Communal

The man looked and his head tilted Seeing the world as just a little stilted It seems that we find what we wish Depending on the selection of choice dish And life rolls on with a certain angled spin Finding … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Friendship Forms In the Kindness That Overflows

“We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one … Continue reading

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