Melanie started this Meme Monday, and I can't believe how far behind I am. Apologies to you and to those of you who are waiting for me to play along. I'm such a loser. Hanna, I'm so sorry for the delay, and I appreciate you sending me such thoughtful, warm words (2 1/2 weeks ago *yipes*). As some of you know, I'm a huge believer in friends - Remember, I'm "Friend Mischief," the Snapdragon.
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"Your friend is your need answered.
He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to him wim your hunger,
and you seek him for peace.
When your friend speaks his mind you fear not me "nay" in
your own mind, nor do you withhold the "ay".
And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart;
For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires,
all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed.
When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be clearer in hisabsence,
as the mountain to the climber is clearer from me plain.
And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of his own mystery is not love
but a net cast forth: and only yhe unprofitable is caught.
And let your best be for your friend.
lf he must know the ebb of your tide,
let him know the flood also.
For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?
Seek him always with hours te live.
For it is his te fill your need, but not your emptiness.
And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter,
and sharing of pleasures.
Far in the dew of little things the heart finds its moming and is refreshed.
"- Walt Whitman - LEAVES OFF GRASS
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I tag: Sandee, Jenn, Blue Dreamer, Bonnie, Jenn, Julie, June Cleaver, Mary, Pam, Alison, Grams, Gratitude Journal, Colin, Ornery's Wife, Roger, Sandy, Claudia, April. (Bonnie. I can't get your link to come up. Give it to me, so I can add it! *ugh*)
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In keeping with the theme, Blue Dreamer said, "you light up my world, so thank you so much." Isn't he adorable?! Thank you very much - I am honored. Here's the award:
I pass these on to the same group of bloggy friends that are listed above Sandee, Jenn, Blue Dreamer, Bonnie, Jenn, Julie, June Cleaver, Mary, Pam, Alison, Grams, Gratitude Journal, Colin, Ornery's Wife, Roger, Sandy, Claudia, April, MamaGeek -- thank you for visiting me practically every day. Not only do I feel little warm and fuzzies when I visit you, you all make me feel so special *smackeroos*
More memes to follow soon (from Feb. 9 on *egads*)...