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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Friendships Re-visited!



When I wrote this, I had just returned from a two-week trip out west visiting several friends who have transplanted themselves there in the past few years and loving it. It was so neat to get a slice of their life and we realize now how much we miss them. True friends are not fair weather friends. They are there for always and amazingly, you can easily pick up right where you left off any time you see them.(It rained almost all the time we were there but that didn't make the visit any less enjoyable! It is truly the people who make it so great!)


Old Friends

Glowing embers
of golden friendships
rekindle quickly and caringly,
flare fondly, fanning the flames
and fostering growth once more
as we re-unite for awhile,
picking up where we left off,
rarely missing a beat
until our "together time" draws to a close --
It is always hard to say good-bye.
The fire subsides and smoulders
but the coals keep us cosy
and warm in our hearts
until the next time we meet.


copyright 2005
Mother of Invention

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20 Comments:

Blogger TorAa said...

Can't get enough of it (the song). And I still listen, over and over again.

Hope you have the chance ( and dare) to join the cruise again after the Pirat trauma Tuesday morning. i did my best...

as you allways do. Best wishes for the week for and husband and furies.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

 
Blogger Bob said...

your poem captures it perfectly. people who know you almost as well as you do yourself. like an old pair of gloves, they fit you perfectly.

thanks for sharing it.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

 
Blogger Twilight said...

Hi. Enjoy the poem...and your song (Annelisa mentioned you when I shared I like the lyrics to the song). Glad to meet gifted bloggers like you. Cheerio.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

 
Blogger gr said...

It could be said that these days our friends make up our extended family sometimes.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

 
Blogger Diana said...

Says it all. Real friends. You can not see each other for years and still pick right up as though it's only been a few days.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

 
Blogger Clive said...

A very nice poem and post, MOI. Also good post on 'the iceman' on skis down below! Hope he got over the flu and had a good time at the races.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

 
Blogger brooksba said...

This is a pretty poem. It does capture the feelings of old friends whom we want to visit more often.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Toraa: That was fun! You guys are so creative! I'm trying to climb on board as much as I can!

Bob: Thanks! Yeah, sometimes they can even see things about yourself that you can't see! It a great comfort level.

Twilight: Thank you so much! I'm glad you like the lyrics. Welcome to this blog. AL is very creative, isn't she?

Gr: Yes, for sure. We see some friends more than we do our families.

Diana: Yes, new friends are great but when you share a past, there's nothin' easier.

Clive: Poor guy! Didn't get much a chance at races this year. Thanks, Clive!

Brooksba: Thanks. I do so miss my old friends I don't see often!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

 
Blogger gr said...

BTW MOi: you're fired. 'conduct unbecoming a commenter'
pppphhhhllllbbbbttttttt!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Gr: Oh boy! Atlong last! I feel like I've been promoted or asked to join an exclusive club! I bet we have a code name and secret handshake and everything!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

 
Anonymous colleen said...

Sparks can fly between friends and it's very warming.

I'm sorry you can't access my blog. Did you try refreshing your browser. I was down today for about 3 hours but seems to be up now...at least for other people.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

 
Blogger gr said...

you're actually pretty funny and off the wall, and I am glad you visit. thank you. post more cat pictures.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

gr: Thanks. I'm having a lot of fun over at your blog! (You should see me at my school in the staff room!)
I'll try to run around and chase my cats to get them to pose!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

 
Blogger red-dirt-girl said...

MoI

I've always heard to have a great friend you need to be a great friend....Looks like you've proved this adage right....You ARE a great friend!


rdg

Thursday, March 22, 2007

 
Blogger Jocelyn said...

I like seeing how friendships have long arcs instead of very immediate gratifications all of the time.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

 
Blogger Annelisa said...

Good friends might be like glowing embers of coal, but are so much more precious than diamonds. It's good to hear you had such a lovely time with them - the memories of them will certainly keep you warm, I'm sure, until you meet again.

When I visited my very dear friend Julia once, the first time I met her now-husband, Steve couldn't get over the way we picked up conversations from the last time we'd seen each other without any long-winded welcomes... like we were never apart. I just love that about friendships - how they pause when you're apart, and resume on next contact!

Love the poem!

Friday, March 23, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

RDG: Hey thanks, RDG! I'm so glad to be a friend to you and to have you as a friend as well. I'm sure I'll need some extra support sometime!

Jocelyn: Yes, there's gotta be something special in those arcs that keeps it alive!

Annelisa: Perfect connection of the coal-diamond thing! Clever! And so true! Thanks!

Friday, March 23, 2007

 
Blogger fennymun said...

I love your poem which captures the essense of friendships (especially old friends) precisely. It is so true that there is cosy and warmth until we meet again; and then we'll pick up where we left off.

Friday, March 23, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Thank you! I go for the warmth!

Monday, March 26, 2007

 
Blogger Richard said...

Connecting with old friends is always great and uniquely satisfying. However, I think it is always better not to let friendships get disconnected or grow cold (granted, of late, I have become a slouch in this department, but, then again, I can't always be the one keeping in touch).

Sometimes, reconnecting with friends also shows that there has been little growth. I remember reconnecting with a friend after close to 10 years of being apart. While it was great to see him again and reconnecting was dead easy, I found us having the same conversations we have had for 20 years, we walked the same streets, visited the same stores. I found the pleasantness of meeting him again, tempered by the lack of change - I kept trying to introduce new topics for discussion.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

 

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