Saturday, 11 September 2010

Connections with love



I do so love connections with people I care about.
You know the sort of thing, the phone ringing just as you were about to pick it up and ring that self same person.

One of the places I think a lot about people, is on my walks. And the number of times that I later find out that they were thinking about me, at a similar time is just astounding.

I've mentioned here before I sit at my desk typing on my laptop, surrounded by treasures people I love have given me. It's a very random selection of stuff. There are crystals, lapis lazuli, zinc, tourmaline. There are two small labyrinths, one in metal, one in clay. There are two feathers, a herons and and a magpies. There is a native Indian rattle,a kaleidoscope a rabbit in a green dress, two empty bullet cases and several photographs.

Two of the photographs have been sent to me by Sorrow, both are of a lake, one with a pontoon jutting out into the water and the other of a fabulous sunset.

What I realised is that I have taken two photographs almost exactly the same only in England. The pontoon one was taken at Ullswater in the Lake District on a weekend away. And the sunset was from a walk in a late summer evening at Knypersley Pond in Staffordshire.

These four pictures are almost identical. I do not know when Sorrow took hers. I do know where they were taken, as I've been on a canoe on that lake with her two years ago.

What I love about these pics is that we see things with the same heart and eyes. That despite only having spent a few days in each others company in the last couple of years that we have a massive spiritual connection that transcends normal day to day contact. And that being able to have that connection with her, and with other friends is what love means to me. Knowing that I have that connection with her and others makes life worth living.

So to all those amazing people who I'm privileged to call my friends I thank you from the bottom of my heart for loving me, as I do you

16 comments:

BenefitScroungingScum said...

Lovely photos & post. Just what I needed on a rainy saturday morning thanks! BG Xx

Paula said...

Love you to xxx Paula

Mel said...

....sheeshh.....made me teary....

Truer stuff not spoken.

*hugs*

Peace!...with 2 fingers ;) said...

Great post & awesome pics :)

TALON said...

That type of synchronicity is beautiful.

Marilyn said...

I believe in energies connecting, the synchronicity that you mention; friends connecting in this way is beautiful.
Beautiful photos too.

trousers said...

I'm so glad that we made a connection. I value it. xx

Lyn said...

Mandy, I haven't been in touch lately but I can see that you are in a good place right now. Enjoy and feel the love. Lyn

Angela said...

Here is a hug from your friend at Usedom!

Pam said...

Hug from Australia Mandy. "Seeing things with the same heart and eyes", so important that initial spark of recognition in a friendship.

Sorrow said...

I was on that lake today, and the herons were every where. I thought of you so much, i wonder if you felt the hugs cross over the pond and wrap you in my love?
XXX

miss*R said...

xoxo

oneday, I hope to meet you too - to cement the friendship that was made quite awhile ago, when you understood me xoxo

Jennifer said...

Love this post. I recently spent time with some old and very dear friends, and have been thinking about the eternal gifts I've taken away from them.

nitebyrd said...

Both Sorrow and you are beautiful, insightful, smart, talented, women. It's no wonder you have such a bond.

You're a lovely friend, Mandy!

Wonderingsoul said...

Hey Firebyrd,
Thanks for your comment on my blog. Please feel free to publsih your long comment. I don't think that it will be 'too harsh for me to hear' at all.
In fact, it may well be just what I need.

Great pics on your post.

WS

hele said...

thank you for reminding me to treasure those who see things with the same heart and eyes as me*