one friend shares her flower with another
as a teacher of young children
i am always struck
by the natural way
that children connect with each other
with genuine kindness and kinship.
“anyone who takes time to be kind is beautiful.”
at a lake house with a few friends
watching the storm roll in
on a peaceful afternoon.
“there is peace even in the storm”
-vincent van gogh, the letters of vincent van gogh
nothing like a bit of coffee talk between friends
to restore your balance and make for a great day.
“as long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?”
-cassandra clare, City of Ashes
art credit: ryan conners, painting, midsommer 2019, cat art
when in london many years ago
i happened upon these two in a park
struck by the natural warmth between them
i took this picture without their knowing
hoping i could somehow capture
the easy comfort
in that moment in time
it was simply impossible to do so
but every time i look at this
it makes me feel that warmth again
just for a moment.
“there is a certain phase in the life of the aged
when the warmth of the heart seems to increase in direct proportion with the years.”
-john phillips marquand
happy international cookie day
“in the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips.”
image credits: liebherr.com, handletheheat.com
fancy dinner and sleepover celebration with friends
not exactly sure what it was
but it seemed to make perfect sense at the time.
friends meet under the bridge
and relax into an after-dinner chat.
“I’d be smiling and chatting away,
and my mind would be floating around somewhere else
like a balloon with a broken string.”
Ann Arbor, mi – summer 2019
grandie f and his friends take a short walk
through their neighborhood
(and now mine)
to help bring a few first things over to my new digs.
the friendliest movers ever.
“i get by with a little help from my friends.”
kinder big and small sharing a friendship.
“you have been my friend. that in itself is a tremendous thing.”
-e.b. white – charlotte’s web