at the asian new year birthday celebration
of our young friend, y
wearing her traditional korean holiday dress
and bowling shoes
basketball, rock and roll, and football
playing on the big screens
of the american bowling alley
celebrating with grandies and more friends
indian, african-american, lebanese, irish, iranian, korean
adults, children, babies
all enjoying the fun
all sharing a meal
all blowing out the candles
“preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.”
the power went out
just before our dinner party
so we had it anyway
candlelight, a warm fire, and great friends made it even better.
“what is a soul? it’s like electricity – we don’t really know what it is, but it’s a force that can light a room.”
waking up in the irish hills looking out on the frozen lake
after a night spent bringing in the new year with special people.
“in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter,
for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”
imagine my surprise
when i found out
that the party i was going to tonight
at my sweet irish friend’s house
had already happened last night
when i stopped over today
it looked like
a great time was had by everyone
especially those who were there on the right night.
i think this may have been a trifle.
“it gets late early out there.”
when the pre-k friends meet up with their second grade friends
there is much to celebrate and talk about.
“friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.”
-woodrow t. wilson
happy to have shared the table with all different kinds of people yesterday.
“i am a part of all that i have met.” – lord tennyson
for some reason
glen frey the cat not the rocker
has adopted a placemat
and they seem to be
very happy together.
who can account for what one sees in another?
“your friend is your needs answered. “