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"Friendship" ~ Writers Island

This week's prompt from Writers Island
comes just as I touch back down at home...

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As much as I love traveling...
I am so happy to be here
in this place of heart for awhile...

You see...
I am a very wealthy woman...
For I have many friends,
and they are gems beyond measure,
precious jewels,
silver and gold,
and some of you...
are the fire,
the alchemy,
that brings these relationships together...

Some of you live close by,
and I can pop into your home
for a cup of tea, a meal,
or into your arms for
a good cry, or a good laugh...

Some of you...
I have never met...
Only words and images have forged a bond
that weaves our similarities and differences
and has brought a whole new meaning
to the many facets of friendship
that are now integral parts of my life...

And some of you,
I only see once a year,
or every three years,
or wherever we find ourselves
on the labyrinth path...

I wish I had more pictures from this past weekend
International Labyrinth Society Gathering
in Kansas at Unity Village to share with you...

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but my time was filled with giving
and attending workshops,
drumming, dancing, and walking labyrinths,
talking, feasting,
playing,
laughing,
being with great loss,
and deepening my own sense of being and connection
with all that is
and I just forgot
to pull my camera out of my bag
to capture it all...

So here are a few images
to help anchor these words
of how I treasure the friendships that grace my life...

Thank you dear friends
for all that you give to me,
and receive from me...
Sometimes it is only a word in a passing moment,
a breath of air that comes and goes...
and other times
it is the beat that sustains my heart for lifetime...

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Kathy running towards me in Toby's Prairie Labyrinth...

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Separated by locked glass doors on the airport shuttle,
Carol and I desperately try to find a way to hug
each other through the looking glass...

So that we can find...

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reaching hands from the heart
to build labyrinths together...

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Kathy and Robert and Beauty...

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Debi and Mary Pat and gems of the heart...

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Teacher Joan with building blocks to find the way home...

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Trust...

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and vulnerability...

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and the smile and love of angels...

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hands...

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of brightly colored laughter...

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dancing women and men...

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hugging along the path...

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images captured in my heart...

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a feast for the soul...

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and for dreams of chocolate,
pajama parties, and the gift of friendship
within the veil of the mystery of life...

© Friendship for Writers Island 2007

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