a birthday card made by Helen Mc and her grand daughter Gemma
F R I E N D S H I P
C A N
make the heart leap and the body sing
connect you, unravel you and tie you in knots:
a gift of friendship from Jenny
feel good enough to eat
bring a sense of peace
bring you encouragement
a creative project from Steve
make you sing like a bird
an editioned print from Stephen
make you melt like chocolate
a chocolate teacup & saucer from Èilis
lift your spirits with beauty
a felt t.pot stand from Angela
touch you with tinyness
a handmade pot from KT
blow you away with nature
Dartmoor leafyness from Tanja
inspire you with wise words
quotes from Nicky
remind you that family matters
collage from Anton
add a certain fruitiness
make your bed more lovely to lie in
bed linen from David
acknowledge you with words & images
cards from the tribe
enable you to embrace the quirky
let’s honour each other before we reach the end of the road
David Whyte writes beautifully. . .
FRIENDSHIP is a mirror to presence and a testament to forgiveness.
Friendship not only helps us see ourselves through another’s eyes,
but can be sustained over the years only with someone who has repeatedly forgiven us
for our trespasses as we must find it in ourselves to forgive them in turn.
A friend knows our difficulties and shadows and remains in sight,
a companion to our vulnerabilities more than our triumphs,
when we are under the strange illusion we do not need them.
An undercurrent of real friendship is a blessing exactly
because its elemental form is rediscovered
again and again through understanding and mercy.
All friendships of any length are based on a continued, mutual forgiveness.
Without tolerance and mercy all friendships die.