>On Friendship and On Life


“True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
~ Charles Caleb Colton

“We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us but for our ability to amuse them.”
~ Evelyn Waugh

“True friendship comes when silence between two people in comfortable
~Dave Tyson Gentry

I have many friends.  Good friends, occasional friends.  Acquaintances, work friends, friends of friends.  Family who are also friends.  Friends who are also family.  Just for a few days friends, fairweather friends, time apart can’t break us friends and nothing in common but I love ya anyway friends.  And many other types of friends too.

Sadly I also have three good friends who have died (as well as a couple of acquaintances who have died).  And today is a year since one of them, Stevie D, died.

The first quote above is something I read earlier and thought “yes! that’s so true.”  You don’t know what you’ve got till it;s gone, as they say.

The second quote is really the one that I thing sums up our Stevie and what it was/IS like to have him as a friend and as a part of our family.

The third is just one I like.

One that I really do think is appropriate right now is this

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.”

Stevie made it count.  And I hope that I do too.

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