Light

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afternoon sun
lights the town square
waiting for a friend

 

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Photo: Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds, England, c.b.w. 2005

Words: senryu, c.b.w. 2017

 

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Too Soon

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pure white petals
dust summer leaves
gone too soon

 

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Dedicated to my friend Laureen (a.k.a. VBarkley). You left us much too soon, but there is comfort in knowing you are no longer in pain. Thank you for being such a wonderful friend. You are already deeply missed. ❤

Photo: Tree Blossom, c.b.w. 2016

Words: haiku, c.b.w. 2016

Friend

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It’s been more than a year

since I’ve seen your face,

heard your voice

Rarely a day goes by

where something

doesn’t remind me

that I knew you

and you were special

The books you read

the things you loved

are all still here

Sometimes I smile,

sometimes I cry

Either way the hole

you once filled

remains empty

Despite the distance

of time passing

I still think of you

grateful for the chance

to call you a friend

 

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Words: free-verse, c.b.w. 2015

 

Favorite Thing Friday: Introvert Humor

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Earlier this week, a friend of mine posted a picture of an awesome t-shirt of my Facebook timeline. She knows I love a good nerd shirt (see last week’s post) and she just had to share a spectacular find.

We’re both introverts, so it’s amazing we ever became friends. And it’s even more amazing that our friendship has continued despite our complete and total social impairment and awkwardness. In many ways, I think our friendship hinges on the fact that we can relate to each other because we share the inability to function in larger groups (or small groups). She gets me and I get her. And boy do we love to laugh about it.

So when this t-shirt popped up on her radar she knew I’d love it. And I do. I want it!

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The problem is the picture was not linked. I have no idea where to buy this amazingly awesome introvert nerd shirt! After searching through amazon, google, and cafepress, I’m at a loss. I can find the quote, but I can’t find this particular design. My friend has no idea where she saw it either (she just had a baby, so she’s forgiven).

It’s my favorite thing this week and I’d love to add it to my closet, (so I can wear it to the next party or social function I’m forced to attend). Anyone out there know where to buy this shirt??

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What’s your favorite thing this week?

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c.b.w. 2015

For My Friend

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We must have seemed odd
to those who passed by
Opposites in every way
except on the inside
No need to explain Party of One
I understood you,
and you understood me
as no one else could
Over countless cups of coffee,
we pondered the meaning of life
and other silly things
And let’s not forget the music,
Junip and jazz still sing in my head
We read Maisie Dobbs and F. Scott Fitzgerald,
along with Willa Cather and Steinbeck, too
Ah, the books we treasured
and the stories we shared
I don’t have your picture,
but I’ll never forget your face
Nor how you taught me
the real source of strength
Without you there is an empty space
Thank you for being my friend,
until the very end

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Recently, a dear friend of mine passed away. While the sadness is sometimes overwhelming, so is the joy I have in the memories of the moments we shared.  Our friendship was something really special and I already miss it.

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c.b.w. 2014