Friday, November 26, 2010

dead flowers

okay, truthfully, if it weren't for NaBloMo there would not be a post today. but I did commit to posting EVERYDAY this month. although I don't want it to be december, I do want november (and the internal pressure) to end. ha ha!!

so, where am I today? happy and thankful. we had an absolutely great thanksgiving. we spent yesterday at the home of friends who live in one of the eastern suburbs of cleveland.

sometimes it is fun to be a guest instead of a host. the friends whose house we were at are friends we've known for only 4 or 5 years, we met them before they relocated to cleveland when they were still living in metro dc. they are friends of friends we've had for over 30 years.

what was so neat about yesterday was the texture of the relationships and friendships I had with the folks at the thanksgiving feast.... there was family, long-time friends (e.g. the mutual friends from metro dc), medium-length friends, friends that were brand new, and even a friend of a couple years I met via the cyberhood - the daughter of tut, who I first 'met' via the cyberhood! how is that for the circle!! yesterday brings to mind the old song I learned oh so many years ago when I was in the brownies ...

Make new friends,
but keep the old.
One is silver,
the other is gold.

A circle is round,
it has no end.
That's how long,
I will be your friend.

A fire burns bright,
it warms the heart.
We've been friends,
from the very start.

You have one hand,
I have the other.
Put them together,
We have each other.

Silver is precious,
Gold is too.
I am precious,
and so are you.

You help me,
and I'll help you
and together
we will see it through.

The sky is blue
The Earth is green
I can help
to keep it clean

Across the land
Across the sea
Friends forever
We will always be

you may be wondering, but what's with the snap??? before the party got started I went on a walk with one of my "old" friends - our walk included a stop at the local graveyard where I took today's featured photo. yeah it doesn't really have anything to do with thanksgiving but I did think it had one of more interesting grave-marker inscriptions and some wise advice.

speaking of old songs, how about this for today's theme song. dead flowers by the rolling stones. I'm not a big fan of the stones, but I do like this song quite a bit....

photo: marker cemetery of chagrin river road, gates mills, ohio. november 2010


tony said...

What A Fine Inscription!Wise Words!!

California Girl said...

This is a comment for today's post about Namaste as I could not find a comments link on it.

I was taught by my first yoga teacher, in 1994, "Namaste" means "The god in me salutes the god in you." I never bothered to look it up as I love that meaning.