Time was when we met people face to face, spent time engaging in conversation, and learning about one and another. We exchanged information, experimented with little bits of information here and there, that gave us an idea of how similar or how different we were from one another.
Some acquaintances became fast friends, and others, drifted in and out, never really rooting in a place close by. Like a carefully planned out garden, we build friendships on personalities that compliment our own. Some bolster our insecurities, others are comfortable, and nurturing, time spent with them is rewarding no matter what you decide to do.
Other times, we miss out on a new opportunity because we have only focused on the familiar and not ben receptive to a new encounter. With the age of social media, the internet has changed how we gather and tend to our friends. Some friends, we have never met in person, we may share time with them, and exchange views and ideas, but we have never looked into their eyes, or known their touch.
I admired this trunk when I came upon it on a walk. How many little critters worked to create this fascinating design, I’ll never know. But it was through their collective energies, likely at different times, and stages in the tree’s life.. I was enchanted by a piece of history.
When I think of what is happening in the world today, I wonder how someone somewhere in time and space, will look at how we (human race) spent our time while on this earth. Will we have squandered the wonderful possibilities we have had placed before us. Will we build on our intelligence and creativity, or allow negative forces to stunt and cripple the beauty and transformation of love and friendship.
Now more than ever, we should all be united, in a common goal….World Peace.
PL Precept # 11 Always be with God
PL Precept 7 Everything Exists in Relativity