the things about friendship~

"One of the strange things about friendship
is that time together isn't canceled out by time apart.
One doesn't erase the other
or balance it on some invisible scale.
You can spend a few hours with someone
and they will change your life,
or you can spend a lifetime with a person
and remain unchanged."

Michael Robotham (The Night Ferry)

True friends you are..
our time apart has not been canceled out..
in my unplanned absence from this refuge of mine.
I have changed..
yet stayed the same in my time time under the bell jar...

funny how hours turn into days turn into weeks..
turn into a month...
and the winds and rain and snow have touched us all..
Thanksgiving has come and gone...
and Christmas and a New Year are on the horizon.
and I want to say..
I appreciate all of you ..
and leave you with a gift of friendship.

for you all..
enjoy your white time


kim said…
I have missed your lovely posts. Those beautiful mitts fit in perfectly with your calm and snowy Winter scene. I hope that you, too, are a bit calmer soon...
Tara said…
Beautiful words. That is the beauty of friendship, isn't it? Some friendships need the nearness, others don't.
Jody said…
such timely reflections - my BFF and I were just talking about friendship this weekend! ANd thank you for your generous gift - such beautiful mitts!
I never take the time to read poetry except when I look at your flickr photos or read your blog and I have to say that you have heightened my awareness to the beauty of poetry and how photos are an artistic expression. That's a gift you have given me and I thank you for it.

I also am delighted to see the pattern for crossing lines up!!!
the nest said…
well, you've said it all; explained my time away too. thank you for the pattern.

keep warm!
Sarah said…
A gift gratefully received and returned with interest my dear
ELK said…
such poetry here in your space . so glad to be a friend . be well
Wendy said…
thank you.
for the beautiful words...
for the beautiful photos...
for the lovely mitts...
for sharing yourself.
Michele said…
Thank you - the pattern is already printed out and will fill a few frosty Alberta days with fuzzy goodness. My best friendships can pick up after long spells as if no time has passed.
nicole said…
Ohh, your words are so sweet, I am all emotional now, and greateful for having friends like you on the net who always move me and cheer me up.
Have a wonderful x-mas time!
Stephy said…
Beautiful! You're such an inspiration. Thank you!
Anne Marie said…
Beautiful words... and a lovely pattern. Thank you, and wishing you a good December!
nicole said…
Time does fly so easily. I find myself completely shocked that we are but a few weeks away from Christmas. It's good to pause, and give thanks for beloved friends, and all the things that bless us. Your beautiful messages, images and patterns are definitely things I feel thankful for.

Thank you, T.
Kristi said…
You've been missed. So glad to see you back here. ♥ Thank you. xoxo, K
Kylie said…
so lovely, and thank you!
Reading this felt nice. Thank you.
Christina said…
i am so grateful, that somehow, our paths crossed.
you are loved.
L'Atelier said…
Thanks for sharing your lovely patterns!
I hope you will get a bit of a calm and relaxing time soon
lots of love from the cape!
Camilla~ Bloom said…
Tu es mon ami Theresa.

Beautiful and wise words.
Thank you for sharing yet another lovely pattern.

lucy said…
Those words just sparked my heart completely. Thank for being you and such a friend.
hugs. lots.
Rachel said…
Such a beautiful sentiment. Have an amazing holiday season T...hopefully time will move a bit slower next year for us all.
Larissa said…
Thank you for the pattern! and the beautiful poem. Happy holidays, lady!
Evelyne said…
Beautiful words like your blog..I love the photographies.
Happy Christmas.
kathy said…
what beautiful soft yarn and subtle detailing. A most merry Christmas to you.
mariana said…
so glad to have crossed paths t... you are indeed a wonder and a generous soul... perhaps i'll get onto those mitts in june. :)
lila said…
My dear T,
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wishing you a fabulous 2011 !!!

Lila ........
Beautiful mitts! Lovely photos. The Bell Jar was a favorite book during college. Such a perfect description of that state of being.

Hope you had a wonderful holiday.
Doreen Kilfeather said…
Dear Theresa - how did i miss this heartfelt post? no amount of absence could erode your beautiful presence here. I hope that you have found comfort and joy in your time under the bell fact if it weren't for a bell jar from time to time - what would we do? best love xx

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