5 Lines – Friends
“We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.” Thomas Moore
They washed my fetid journey sores with
words of love and such intimate and warm
soothing smiles on their hands, that
to be held in that space without judgement was
so powerful, even the word friends is inadequate.
©Paul Vincent Cannon
via Daily Prompt: Conversation
For me there are many conversations. Conversations with loved ones, dear friends, colleagues, strangers, those you meet along the way. There are conversations with pets. And there are conversations with other friends, the ocean, the forest, the rocks, the river, the birds, mammals, insects …. On this trail I had all of those and more, and fortunately the only trace I left was my footprints, other than the dialogue I rejoiced in that day. I gave thanks for the friends I encountered along the way. There was much learned and shared, and the memory lingers, the conversation is intimate and indelible.