Meditations on Friendship

Originally posted 9/January/2012

 

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”
– Albert Schweitzer

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”   –  Walter Winchell

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”   –  Albert Camus

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… it has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that gives value to survival.”   – C.S. Lewis

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Written after being invited in for tea at Rita’s …

She lives her days and nights in the cooler part of town

Coaxing life out of clay, fabric and wood

Her long flowing robes announce she will not cave in

To the demands of fashion

Better homes and gardens do not call for a photo shoot

Too many books, movies, cd’s and collections

Too many bits and pieces waiting to be conscripted

Into her next masterpiece

We all have but a few precious days in this incarnation

She chooses differently than many

Did I tell you she is wise?

Travel is her opium and she will have it

Feeding her habit in far away lands

She knows the beauty of each different face

Raising the chalice of adventure and drinking her fill

I sing delirious from the exposure

Her mantra – the eternal YES!

French café beat, the rhythm thunders through her

A meditation in dance

Bisous,

Léa

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About Léa

A wanderer who has found home in the South of France.
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19 Responses to Meditations on Friendship

  1. This is fabulous Lea! You have truly captured the creative essence of this wonderful woman! I can almost see her 😊 xxx

  2. You certainly are! 😊. xxx

  3. “Those people who rekindle the inner spirit…” They are rare…but they do seem to come along, sometimes when you least expect it, I have found….

  4. cindy knoke says:

    beautiful imagery Lea!

  5. claudia says:

    she sounds like a person that i would love to talk to – i like if people don’t bend to fashion and just do what’s on their heart – no matter what others think – people like that are an inspiration for sure

  6. Polly says:

    Oh wow! Everyone should have a Rita—a real tribute to friendship 🙂

  7. How gorgeous Lea I want to meet her after this wonderful tribute. I love people who don’t follow the crowd.

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