“old” friends – now and always: purple rules & rocks…:-)

N.B. this post has been inspired by a recent email from CB, my “old” American friend and French speaking lady of French Canadian origin; I love her Québec accent… 🙂

motto:”Les années courent, mais le temps de l’âme est immuable…” – ”Years run away, but the soul’s time is immutable…”(Eugène Cloutier)

le temps passe, notre vie s’écoule, la distance nous sépare de ceux qu’on aime… les enfants grandissent et quittent le nid des parents… l’amour croît et parfois décroît, les cœurs se brisent, nos parents meurent… on change de boulot, les collègues “oublient” les services rendus, les carrières se terminent, MAIS… les amis authentiques sont là, peu importe combien de temps et de kilomètres nous séparent, nous les ignorons et un véritable ami n’est jamais trop loin pour le contacter… lorsqu’on doit marcher seul au fond d’une vallée déserte, nos amis seront sur ​​le bord du précipice pour nous encourager, nous soutenir, nous ramasser, nous emporter, intervenir pour nous, et nous attendre les bras ouverts au bout du tunnel… le monde et notre vie ne seraient pas les mêmes sans amis, et moi non plus… lorsque nous avons commencé cette «aventure» appelée amitié, nous n’avions aucune idée des joies incroyables ou des peines qui allaient se dérouler devant nous tous… nous ne savions pas non plus combien nous aurions besoin les uns des autres – comme les tournesols qui se retournent vers la lumière du soleil… tous les jours! 🙂 P.S. le violet exprime la délicatesse et les sentiments profonds, la paix et la douceur, la générosité et le silence – douceur et tendresse, amitié et jeunesse – l’amour discret, sans âge… 🙂

when she last visited me, she loved my velvet lavender and my purple hibiscus flowers… 🙂

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time passes, life happens, distance separates us from our loved ones… kids grow up and leave the family’s nest… sometimes love waxes and wanes, hearts break, our parents die… jobs come and go, colleagues forget favors, careers end, BUT… true friends are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between us, we simply ignore them and a real friend is never too far away to reach… if we have to walk over the bottom of a lonesome valley by ourselves, our friends will be on its rim, cheering us on, supporting us, pulling for us, carrying us out, intervening on our behalf, and waiting with open arms at the end of the tunnel… the world and our life wouldn’t be the same without friends, and neither would I… when we began this ‘adventure’ called friendship, we had no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead us all… nor did we know how much we would need each other – like sunflowers that turn to the sunlight… every day! 🙂 P.S. purple expresses delicacy & deep feelings, peace and softness, generosity & silence – sweetness & tenderness, friendship & youth – discreet and ageless love… 🙂

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Posted on 18 August 2014, in melanie. Bookmark the permalink. 39 Comments.

  1. 🙂 este exact asa, pacat ca prin acest ecran plin de lipituri si contacte electronice, cuvintele nu se pot transforma in fapte, dar intentia din spatele lor uneori inlocuieste zeci de fapte neinfaptuite si atunci in loc de nimic, ai tot ce poti lua…

    • de-acord cu tine, D… alegeri, alternative, decizii, da’ mai ales a sti ce NU-ti (mai) doresti si-a fi selectiv(a)… 🙂 timpu’ si rabdarea sunt extrem de pretioase, asa ca vezi CUI le-acorzi, în functie de urgente si prioritati… 😉

      • e ciudat raspunsul tau si mai ciudat e ca mi se potriveste, cred ca ai un al 7-lea simt, ma straduiesc sa stii, nu ma cunosti, dar totul e sa imi pun in cap ceva ca nimic nu ma mai opreste 🙂 ureaza-mi vant in panze si puterea de a spune Nu pentru Nu si Da pentru Da!

        • n-am un al 7-lea simt, ci o intuitie capricorniana ce rareori ma va fi înselat… 😉
          deci: bon vent en poupe, D! 🙂 iar ca deviza:
          “It matters not how strait the gate,
          How charged with punishments the scroll,
          I am the master of my fate,
          I am the captain of my soul…”(Invictus – W.E. Henley)

          • mila nejustificata si putinul pret pe care l-am pus pe mine au fost cei mai mari pedepsitori ai mei, pe ei trebuie sa-i infrang, multumesc Meli, esti tare!

            • D, nu-s “tare”(sic!), ci… logica, deh zodie terestra, concreta, practica, pragmatica, prudenta, vigilenta… pure and simple common sense! 🙂 poate m-ai citit deja la “about”…?

              ah, a nu se confunda mila si compasiunea… ref la încrederea în tine-însati si-n propriile-ti forte(capacitati), încearca sa eviti si sa refuzi a te sub-estima sau sub-aprecia… iata ce scriam acum un an aici: https://myvirtualplayground.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/deja-1er-fevrier-2014/

              • nu, nu e vorba de compasiune ci de mila e si asta un sentiment al naibi, mai ales cand iti este si cerut, trebuie sa fii foarte darz sa-l asezi in bancuta lui, am citit unde m-ai trimis dar nu chiar despre asta era vorba ,stii cateodata crezi ca viata e fara pret indiferent a cui este si atunci tu nu prea mai existi, dumnezeu dragutul mi-a dat mereu mai mult decat as fi dat eu pe mine, asa ca asta e pretul meu corect, eu dau ce am si el stie.

                • désolée, cre’ca-i vorba de “net communication”, ceva curent si banal între 2 persoane care nu se cunosc în viata reala, “pe viu”… a te “nega” sau/si a te “neglija” – nici D-zeu nu vrea!(rima involuntara!) – à propos, sunt atee-agnostica(sic!). Sanatate, curaj, pace sufleteasca si-o saptamâna pozitiva! 🙂

  2. All shades of purple are my some of my favorite colors. I also love the lavender plants and grow it every year to hang in my kitchen. This is such a lovely post, Melanie. Forever friends are the best. I don’t know what I’d do without mine. Big hugs to you. 🙂

    • glad and thankful for your generous comment, Elizabeth… health, love and friendship = our survival kit… 🙂 friendly hugs back and have a super week! 🙂

  3. A beautiful writing on Friendship Melanie. I find it beautiful having friends on wordpress whom I will never meet. Yet they become a part of my life and integral to my world. Regards, Ian

  4. De Sales a spus candva “L’amitié est le plus dangereux amour de tous… “ 😉

  5. Ai preparat ceva din lavanda?

  6. Très beau, Mélanie. Très vrai aussi.

  7. I love your words here… so perfect for a lasting, loving friendship! ❤

  8. Oui heureusement qu’avec l’âge, de belles amitiés se créent, l’amitié est le miel de la vie, il adoucit les peines et ajoutent de la saveur à nos joies! Très beau texte sur l’amitié, Mélanie et avec ces merveilleuses fleurs, tu nous partages un magnifique blog! Merci mon amie, bon mardi, gros bisous, Gigi 🙂

  9. I love the aromatic qualities of lilacs and lavender, too. The color is so sweetly depicted and brings me memories of my grandmother’s garden. Smiles, Robin

  10. Friendship — warm and wonderful, even after some are gone.

  11. True friends stay in your life forever – no matter how far you live from one another. It is special to have someone like that with you in your life.

  12. Tu as tout à fait raison, Mélanie… très bon choix de couleur, pour ce si merveilleux texte sur l’amitié, qui est si tendre, oui, car la fine pointe de l’amour! Bonne poursuite de ce jour et semaine toute entière! ❤ 🙂

  13. Your words about friendship really mirrored my own… ❤ and purple IS my favorite color… so many nice things are expressed with the color purple. I had my colors done a long time ago and purple made everything about me shine. Truly, it made me look regal, glamorous and sexy all at one… no make up needed. 😀

  14. Beautiful post. Friends are very important, especially the good ones. 🙂

  15. I Love that! Ageless love. 🙂 My family are wonderful, but my girlfriends are like sisters to me and I adore them. I love this post. Much love to you, Paula xxx

  16. No wonder I like purple almost as much as I like blue… peace and softness… yes!

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