The Power Of Friends  

PassionKisses4Me 44F
335 posts
8/26/2006 5:17 pm

Last Read:
1/21/2007 9:54 am

The Power Of Friends

I read a wonderful book this summer..

"Wicked"by Gregory Maguire

In the book, the author tells the intertwining details of the much loved characters of the Wizard Of Oz...Why the so called bad witch is green...Where the much loved ruby slippers came from...how the individuals became to either be good or bad...and such

It also examines with in the detail text the debate as to what exactly is evil...is it truly bad??? or is it just our perception of other people we misjudge or don't understand...can one seem evil on the outside but be good on the inside??? Does the situations we must face and make the best of determine our fate???

Truly things are only evil because we brand them that way...something to think about...at least I think so

Great book!!!

The bases of the book was turned into an broadway musical that has an amazing sound track too it...the following is a powerful song that is sung between Glinda (the good witch) and Elphaba (the bad witch)...who in the book are actually kindred spirits together and one could say friends of sorts...and it shows just how influential people are in our lives

How I better you and how you better me...all by touching each others lives...hope you like it as much as I do


I'VE HEARD IT SAID
THAT PEOPLE COME INTO OUR LIVES FOR A REASON
BRINGING SOMETHING WE MUST LEARN
AND WE ARE LED
TO THOSE WHO HELP US MOST TO GROW
IF WE LET THEM
AND WE HELP THEM IN RETURN
WELL, I DON'T KNOW IF I BELIEVE THAT'S TRUE
BUT I KNOW I'M WHO I AM TODAY
BECAUSE I KNEW YOU...

LIKE A COMET PULLED FROM ORBIT
AS IT PASSES A SUN

LIKE A STREAM THAT MEETS A BOULDER
HALFWAY THROUGH THE WOOD
WHO CAN SAY IF I'VE BEEN CHANGED FOR THE BETTER?
BUT BECAUSE I KNEW YOU
I HAVE BEEN CHANGED FOR GOOD

IT WELL MAY BE
THAT WE WILL NEVER MEET AGAIN
IN THIS LIFETIME
SO LET ME SAY BEFORE WE PART
SO MUCH OF ME
IS MADE OF WHAT I LEARNED FROM YOU
YOU'LL BE WITH ME
LIKE A HANDPRINT ON MY HEART
AND NOW WHATEVER WAY OUR STORIES END
I KNOW YOU HAVE RE-WRITTEN MINE
BY BEING MY FRIEND...

LIKE A SHIP BLOWN FROM ITS MOORING
BY A WIND OFF THE SEA
LIKE A SEED DROPPED BY A SKYBIRD
IN A DISTANT WOOD
WHO CAN SAY IF I'VE BEEN CHANGED FOR THE BETTER?
BUT BECAUSE I KNEW YOU...


I HAVE BEEN CHANGED FOR GOOD


Much love to all my friends here


Becky


~Becky~


rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
8/26/2006 6:22 pm

Elphaba? I loved that book so much. You know there is a sequel now called "Son of a Witch"?


angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
8/26/2006 7:52 pm

I've never read this book....but I really want to read it now. Thanks Becky....for being one who has helped to change me for the good!


bigandtallreturn 37M

8/26/2006 8:40 pm

Much love to you, too.



"Today may be the first day of the rest of your life, unless you live on the other side of the International Date Line, then yesterday was the first day of the rest of your life."- Larry Andersen


rm_cru1972 44M
4407 posts
8/26/2006 10:29 pm

Becky,

You are one that started my transformation. All because you were my friend. Or at least I want to think so. And like I told you earlier, you deserve the best. You have worked for it, and have EARNED it


Passion247000 46F
3195 posts
8/26/2006 11:48 pm

Awww....that is a nice song...thank you for sharing.....

....POWERFUL words~~~~~

" THAT PEOPLE COME INTO OUR LIVES FOR A REASON
BRINGING SOMETHING WE MUST LEARN
AND WE ARE LED
TO THOSE WHO HELP US MOST TO GROW
IF WE LET THEM...."


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