To Old Friends

There is comfort
in old friendships,
reminders of things
forgotten, of misguided
adventures, and the folly
of youth; and there is hope
instilled by the passage of time
and the evidence that while life
changes, some things endure, and;
it is in the comfort of old friendships
that we find strength to believe in ourselves,
and the will to penetrate lingering angst, and
embrace the possibility of a future with purpose.

(To Old Friends first appeared here in December 2017. Image my own.)


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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

53 thoughts on “To Old Friends”

  1. “it is in the comfort of old friendships
    that we find strength to believe in ourselves,”

    I really think this is true. If our oldest true friends are still there for us, we must be doing something right… and so little needs to be explained, conversations can be had with fewer words, and depth is more easily reached in less time, perhaps.

    Old true friendships provide a solid base for a higher purpose, as your format beautifully suggests.

    And what a lovely painting… wow!!!

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  2. I absolutely do NOT know what I would do without my friends. The friends from decades ago are especially precious to me. The connections are like no other. This is a beautiful poem, V.J..

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