I have missed the interaction with my blogging friends and fear that my status as AWOL has meant that some previously well trodden virtual paths between my blog and some others are well and truly grown over. For those tenacious souls who have dropped by just to say hi, I want you to know that I truly appreciated your thoughtfulness. Thank you.
I am afraid I haven’t done much except work or chores or sleep so in the absence of anything interesting to blog about I thought I would share some quotes from a page a day desk calendar I have on my desk at work (given to me by CrazieQueen last Christmas). Everyday it provides a quote about friendship and while some are sickly sweet some are worth sharing:
“A true friend never gets in your way – unless you happen to be going down”
“A good friend – like a tube of toothpaste – comes through in a tight squeeze”
“The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are right”
~ Mark Twain
“True friends are those who really know you but love you anyway”
~ Edna Buchanan
“The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend”
~ George Santayana
“You can always tell a real friend: When you’ve made a fool of yourself, he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job”
~ Laurence J. Peter
“No people feel closer or more friendly than those who are on the same diet”
Based on these I think I can count my real friends on one hand, but then I have never been one to keep associates.