Things Take Time: FRIENDSHIP

“A flower is relatively small. Everyone has many associations with a flower – the idea of flowers…. Still – in a way – nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time….”

Georgia O’Keeffe

Yes, to have a friend takes time (despite what Facebook and other social media attempt to lead you to believe). Our old friends from Cologne, Germany arrive within a very few days, and for the time they are here, they will take all our time, naturlich.

It’s only been by taking time when rare opportunities presented themselves that we’ve been able to maintain this trans-Atlantic friendship so long and so deeply. But you, my newer and precious blogging friends, need time as well — For the next 10 days I will print posts from corresponding days a year ago, beginning tomorrow; and keep all of your posts until I can feast on them at the end of the month.

Poppies are worth the time; friends are worth the time. Keep an eye out for the repeat blog posts beginning with A Sleuth of BearsBis bald, my friends: till soon —

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8 Responses to Things Take Time: FRIENDSHIP

  1. Pauline says:

    Oh, I don’t know – I think I’ve seen flowers. And I know a good friendship when I see one. Have fun with your company. I will be waving as I dash past your place on my way to see the Bean.

  2. Berna Lee says:

    Love O’Keefe’s poppy. Had one framed hanging over my dining room table in Sayville.
    Enjoy your German guests.
    Love, Berna

    • Touch2Touch says:

      There IS resurrection!
      So happy you are well — will be re-running a piece from “our erratic Irish correspondent” later on during the break—
      Regards to everyone, Gra to yourself!

  3. Stef says:

    My mom has a childhood friend that she now only gets to see once every few years; but because they invested copious amounts of time into each other growing up, they can now resume after literally years of separation as if no time elapsed at all.

    So we will all be fine while you take your brief leave, and enjoy your Trans-Atlantic pals. 🙂 Enjoy!

  4. Tired of the soundbites, I recently resigned from Facebook. It was interesting to suddenly receive emails from “friends” who were disappointed by my leaving. After several full and detailed “how’ve you been” email volleys, I told each of them “we have communicated more today than we have since I got on Facebook 2 years ago.” Friendship does take time…but so worth the extra effort!

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Yes, friendship is a really profound relationship. I often think its importance is underestimated —
      for the ancient Greeks, it was perhaps the most important form of love!
      (although they also thought women were incapable of friendship, so how much did they REALLY know about anything ;-(

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