Circle of Friends – close friends week 2 in a nutshell

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Contributions for this week’s theme on close friends  have been as diverse

and interesting as last week.  Again, they are worthy of a visit.

Do pop over and have a read.


Jane Basil from  Making it Write joined us this week with a heartwarming story about reconnecting with a primary school friend.

Pamela Scanepa popped in and shared an equally heartwarming story about her faithful fourlegged friend.

Linda  from Spiritual Dragonfly – wrote about a truly special person, her soul mate, sharing a delightful  photo and a song by Dan Seals: One Friend

Calen of Impromptu Promptlings  tells of her inner sanctum of close friends, some of whom she claims could blackmail her with what they know!  I’m sure no close friend would ever commit such a heinous act.

Lori  from As Fates Would Have It writes  about  how  a special group of close friends enriches her life, each in their own unique ways

Jacqueline Oby Ikocha from A cooking pot and twisted tales comments that

‘I have so many lovely friends, childhood and otherwise, but moving around a lot and now to the UAE has created a gap. We chat on BBM and online but it’s just never the same thing.’

I also want to share a quote from one of Jacqueline’s other posts that fits so well with this week’s theme:

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Joy from    A Joy of Health Nutrition and Beauty   commented  “ the relationship between myself and my daughter is better than the one I have with my own mother”

And last but not least, here is my contribution in which I use the metaphor of flowers to describe close friends –

The Gift of Friends

Thank you to everyone for taking part, sharing your views,

comments and stories with us.

© Raili Tanska

18 thoughts on “Circle of Friends – close friends week 2 in a nutshell

    1. Oh, I thought I checked them all. Thanks for the heads up. I don’t know about after May – should the Circle continue and see where it evolves ? What do you think ?

      1. Well you could say it was a great success and continue it on for a bit and see what happens. Do you feel you could come up with more prompts?

    2. Oh, I thought I checked them all. Thanks for the heads up. I don’t know about after May – should the Circle continue and see where it evolves ? What do you think ? I’ve fixed the link – and checked it.

  1. So glad to see this is bringing in so many great voices. I will be making my rounds to read everyone later today. Thank you, Raili for this great way of sharing friendships. After May… hmmm, I think this should continue if you can keep coming up with ways for us to explore friendships more.

  2. It’s an excellent subject matter. I envy you because you have old friends. I can see how someone like you who really does engender love, would. My best friend is a school friend I’ve known since I was five. He’s definitely closer to me because of our shared histories and the time involved. But some of my other school friends didn’t work out so well. I think that’s more true with close friends that I’ve had. Did you read that self-pitying diatribe about it on FB that I wrote last week? Anyway I lost my BFF she decided she didn’t like me because she was pro-palestine and anti-jewish and this because Roger Walters from Pink Floyd (her favorite band) is anti-jewish. I couldn’t believe it really. I”m not even a practicing Jew! But that’s what happened and so I lost her and my god-child, she and I had known each other for over 30 years. I envy any woman (it’s different in male friendships) who has close friends. I have no close friends where I live they are all far-away and at times I am very, very lonely. Friendship really is the glue in our lives. I’m glad you wrote this. (munches on vegemite toast).

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