Monday, January 15, 2007

Some things are better aged.

Some things are better aged. Wine. Cheese. Friends.

A friendship that has withstood the test of time is one of the greatest blessings of growing older. Friends who knew us “when!” Friends who have shared our joys and sorrows and have laughed and cried with us,

who have celebrated with us and mourned with us,
who have encouraged us to be our best,
who always see the best that is within us,

who know all our faults but love us anyway,
who know all our secrets and keep them all,
who know all our sins but find value in us and respect us still,

who are willing to talk to us at any time of the day or night,

who care about the people, places, and things that are important to us,
who actually enjoy seeing our family photographs!

It is through the love of our closest friends that we experience the love of God.

Happy Birthday to my friend who is celebrating her 71st today!

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.

She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.
Toni Morrison

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
John Leonard


  1. I'm 29 and I enjoy reading your blog very much!

  2. As I carefully read through each of your blog entries this evening I found my throat tightening with emotion and excitement at your beautiful and artful prose. Thank you for sharing a part of yourself that so few share.