Beautiful Friendship
Fishing, oil painting by Winslow Homer,American, 1836-1910. CARD URL:

Beautiful Friendship – Card #176 – Zap Oracle

What treasure can life offer greater than beautiful friendship? If you have such treasure don't neglect it or take it for granted, but appreciate the blessing, and give it the time and life energy to keep it alive. In the final scene of the heart-centered movie Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, an old woman is reflecting back on a long and fulfilled life and sharing her wisdom with a middle-aged woman. "You reminded me about what the most important thing in life is. You know what I think it is?" "No, ma'am." "Friends, best friends." Consider Shakespeare's Sonnet 30: "When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I summon up remembrance of things past, I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought, And with old woes new wail my dear time's waste: Then can I drown an eye, unused to flow, For precious friends hid in death's dateless night, And weep afresh love's long since cancell'd woe, And moan the expense of many a vanish'd sight: Then can I grieve at grievances foregone, And heavily from woe to woe tell o'er The sad account of fore-bemoaned moan, Which I new pay as if not paid before. But if the while I think on thee, dear friend, All losses are restored and sorrows end."

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