Category Archives: friendship

Eine Handvoll Gluck- Barbara Noack

“Eine Handvoll Gluck is besser als ein Haufen Verstand.” “A handful of luck is better than a heap of Reason.” That’s what they said in those days, when situations changed by the ticking of seconds, and the government sought to … Continue reading

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Simply being

The distinguished looking lady came to the out patient department of the hospital, entered my room and surprisingly sat down next to me. She seemed to be looking for someone, but was obviously in the wrong place. She had greeted … Continue reading

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crescendo decrescendo repeat

Their eyes met over the strings of the violin and the pistons of the trumpet. The music played on long after the concert was over. When the child was born, the trumpeter was a mere memory. The toddler picked up … Continue reading

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A difficult year….

“And now in age I bud again; After so many deaths I live and write; I once more smell the dew and rain, And relish versing. O my only light, It cannot be That I am she On whom Thy … Continue reading

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“She ditched me- just when I needed her the most.” – Friendship and Women- an Antonym?

They say women are like roses, beautiful and fragrant, but beneath the petals lurk hidden thorns. Maybe it isn’t the fault of the rose. It was just the way she was made. Maybe the gardener needs to be cautious to … Continue reading

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Holding on

It is so hard to let go of ties, That bind you from early childhood years. So hard to let go of feelings, That you have carried a while inside.   It is so hard to let go of relationships, … Continue reading

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UN- wrapping

I wrapped my soul around you, Gingerly, Not unyielding, not too taut, To give you enough space to be YOU.   I gave you warmth, Devotedly, Taking care not to smother you, To give you enough space to glow.   … Continue reading

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Someone who knows

It must have been like the sting of a 100 bees, When someone told you that your baby might never grow up to walk. I don’t know how it feels. But I know someone who feels your pain.   It … Continue reading

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NEVER ALONE

And the LORD, he that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed. – Deuteronomy 31: 8 She went alone to buy him the wedding tie. … Continue reading

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Seasons of love

Sometimes love is like a big cloud, So full and willing to give of itself. Sometimes it is like water vapour, That evaporates while in your hand.   Sometimes life is like a tree in bloom, Beautiful in its splendour. … Continue reading

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