My mentor Arion writes great poetry, he wrote this about befriending who you really are:
Oh Great Mystery
Beloved friend who has always been
I see you have a thousand faces
And a thousand ways you dance in my skin
So Before I quest to see your one true face
Let me delight in each and every one
For each is so precious that I sing
From my bones and through my blood
For in staring into your thousand directions
I embrace you, again and again
So having attempted to befriend all the different modalities that make us our own best friends how do we walk the journey of friendship with others, let’s take that beautiful trip:
1. Jean de La Fontaine (IPA; 8 July 1621 – 13 April 1695) was a famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables, which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, and in French regional languages. What a fabulous word fabulist is!! It means a person who composes or relates fables or a liar, especially one who invents elaborately dishonest stories – “a born fabulist, with an imagination unfettered by the laws of logic and probability”
So there is only one song I can use for this, take it away Slade: Mama, We’re all Crazee Now.
3. You get the whole gamut with a true friend.
4. I have had several of these through my life, includes my siblings and a couple of others: Lay Me Down.
5. Remember when we ………… fill in the blanks, only your bestie can.
6. They are the people you call when you need someone to do this or kick you up the arse: Cry me a River.
7. At one time in our lives, our best friends were a rabbit and their friend in this quote, the teddy bear. I’m sure they did this for us.
8. it’s fantastic having people in your lives that you haven’t seen for years but it feels like 5 seconds, I think this is what this quote is pointing out: That’s what friends are For.
9. I totally agree with you, Hubert, so have I.
10. I met one of these people in a restaurant in Leningrad. Raisa was a soviet submarine officer who pressed the nuclear buttons: Thinking the same Thing.
11. Concise but very true by Ralph.
12. Two of the great philosophers, Piglet and Pooh hit the spot with this one: Friends for Life.
13. This puts you in the class of superhero.
14. Reminds me of the night I ended up in the back of a divvy van with my friend Petar, It didn’t work then either: Scuz Me.
15. My friend Kavisha sings a song Bound for Glory with a line that goes: We are Angels, We’ve forgotten these things and are wings are broken, Luckily we have good friends who remind us they are not.
So fall in love with your thousand friends that reside in your body and get out there and meet someone else’s thousand.
Namaste until next time my dear friends
I certainly count you, Hugo and Jann as three of my closest friends. 🙏🏻