Friendship  

TomEboy10 59M
357 posts
10/20/2005 8:54 am

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Friendship


Friendship is different from all other relationships. Unlike acquaintanceship, it is based on love. Unlike lovers and married couples, it is free of jealousy. Unlike children and parents, it knows neither criticsm nor resentment. Friendship has no status in law. Business partnerships are based on a contract. So is marriage. Parents are bound by law, as are children. But friendship is freely entered into, freely given, freely exercised.

Friends never cheat each other, or take advantage, or lie. Friends do not spy on one another, yet they have no secrets. Friends glory in each other's successes and are downcast by the failures. Friends minister to each other, nurse each other. Friends give to each other, worry about each other, stand always ready to help. Perfect friendship is rarely achieved, but at its height it is an ecstasy.

Lewis and Clark

For all the friends I have met here and those friends I have not yet met

rm_luke69iner 48M
3275 posts
10/20/2005 4:17 pm

nice quote ... thanks Tom

"The better part of one's life consists of his friendship."
~Abraham Lincoln~


S'io credesse che mia risposta fosse
A persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse.
Ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo
Non torno vivo alcun, s'i'odo il vero,
Senza tema d'infamia ti rispondo
.
~Dante~


tillerbabe 55F

10/20/2005 9:52 pm

Friends "close" the distance. {=}


Ultraviolet_69 62F

10/21/2005 7:49 pm

I am ready to experience ecstasy. Are you?


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