Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Forever Friends

Immersed in Friendship
Photograph by: Karen Holmes

"So, Mr. Ron, it occurred to me: If you is fishin for a friend you just goin' catch and release,
then I ain't got no desire to be your friend...
But if you is lookin for a real friend, then I'll be one. Forever."

My grandmother, who was also one of my very first "forever" friends, owned a sweet antique shop, which I loved to visit. On the walls of her shop were dozens of carefully selected, beautifully handcrafted ancient clocks; they had literally and figuratively "stood the test of time." A lot like viewing my grandmother's precious timepiece collection, I can look back over my shoulder and gaze into the devoted faces of long-time friends, and become mesmerized by their distinctions and the time that has passed within the comfort of their steadiness. Those individuals have become a priceless collection of  mine... I am deeply, deeply grateful for how they have graced my life with their "forever friendships."

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I have always been inspired by my Grandfather's particular generosity and encouragement, along with his love for others and nature. His spirit lives on, and the influence is quietly with me as I write and share. This is my small offering that I pray will bless others and allow them to become Simply Inspired. warmly, karen -xok.
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