Miscellany – dVerse Meeting the Bar October 10, 2013October 10, 2013freyathewriter – Miscellany – You can choose your friends but not your family, so they say. This thought comforts those who have shallow roots or roots that are tortuous, jagged and sharp. But sometimes, you don’t get to choose the friend – he or she selects you in a way that surprises, and sometimes hurts. You don’t have a choice, it’s not always warm and cosy, not always ideal. But life isn’t like that – tidily arranged with signs that point you in the direction best-suited. So grab hold of your friend, the one who has elbowed his or her way into your life. And never let go. ***** This week, we write about friendship, in honour of a poet who left us too soon, Dave King. I didn’t have the joy of ‘meeting’ him unfortunately, but his poems and blog are there for us to visit, which I certainly will. You can read and discover many more thoughts on friendship right here. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
35 thoughts on “Miscellany – dVerse Meeting the Bar”
So very true! It IS important to keep the friends we have (those we choose & those who choose us) & to fight hard to keep them. A loss of a friend, through any cause, is sad.
Thank you, Mary. Indeed, this is true. Although we shouldn’t squeeze them too hard! 🙂
Friends should be held and sacred… I truly agree with you on that. Friends are rare treasures we find and keep….
Absolutely. Sacred – that’s an excellent word.
Interesting that sometimes you choose your friends but they may also choose you. You are right, friends are precious and should be treasured and kept!
We are all rare, fine creatures. 🙂
ah true that.. i have some people in my life that i never would’ve thought become friends.. and now they’re so precious to me… friends should be held tight indeed.. they’re worth gold..
Me too. It’s a delight, thinking how these precious people have landed in our lives.
smiles…true….sometimes you end up with odd friends….the odd couple…and wonder how in the world life brought you together….but it works…and you really cant explain it…nor do you really need an explanation….
I expect some people in my life consider me the odd one! 🙂
so true… and such a lovely expression of this truth
Thank you, Marya.
I love the thought of friends elbowing their way into your life…and how you subtly bring out that friendship isn;t always easy.
Thank you, Victoria. Life isn’t always smooth-sailing and easy, but sometimes that isn’t always a bad thing. I’m glad you enjoyed it!
The journey you describe has afforded me some of the most valuable relationships in my life. I have had the privilege to meet a few in person – I hope to meet many more in future as the connections explode exponentially when we are face to face over food and drinks. Thank you!
Thank you, Gay! I’m so pleased you responded in this way. Here’s to face to face meetings! 🙂
Sometimes the friendship that is not warm and cozy is the most challenging, and therefore, one of the most rewarding. A thoughtful write, Freya.
Thank you, VB! I speak from experience 🙂
Friends are made for life and this speaks volumes of the journey we all must take and what is precious to hold on to.
So true, Alan. Thank you for popping in 🙂
“he or she selects you in a way that surprises” – I think we are drawn to words & words lead to friendship ~ Thanks for sharing ~
Yes, I think you’re right. Thank you for reading!
Wise and so very true. This is exactly the kind of friend we should treasure.
Thank you, Nara.
Never let go indeed. True friendship is a wonderful thing.
Thinking of you Dave.
Thank you, Anna. I didn’t know Dave, but having lost my dad this summer, I can relate.
I am touched with your message that friendship is sacred and we should not take it for granted. I Loved your reminder that once we have a true friend, never let them go.
Thank you, Linda. Yes, we should never let the true friends go.
Hi I have nominated you for the The Versatile Blogger Award because I enjoy your blog 🙂 http://travellingmacs.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/the-versatile-blogger-award/
Oh my goodness! Thank you – what a lovely surprise to be nominated 🙂
I forgot to say, since I’m a newbie to how the award works and time is short right now, I will follow up with the etiquette requirements soon – don’t worry!
I relate to this lovely poem. Friends are difficult to find, and once we find one, we need to nourish and cherish the friendship.
Thank you, Lorri. Friends of all kinds, wherever they come from and however we meet, are so important.
Indeed, indeed. xo
A lovely write………friends we choose and friends who choose us. It is the coolest thing in this community, the interactions and growth of friendships that run very deep. Loved your poem.
Thank you, Sherry. I imagine as creative people, we are open to making these sorts of deep connections.