You were the rainbow
at the end of the storm.
You help me be different
when I shouldn't conform.
You held my hand
when you knew we would fall.
you saw me through it all.
I'm not sure
I'm always the best friend to you,
I know I'm not perfect,
but this much is true.
to my dear Juhani...
from my heart and to offer a way to express my gratitude for being my friend, I picked this one for you... I hope you will love it the way I do..
".....We first knew you a feeble plant which wanted a little earth whereon to grow. We gave it to you; and afterward, when we could have trod you under our feet, we watered and protected you; and now you have grown to be a mighty tree, whose top reaches the clouds, and whose branches overspread the whole land, whilst we, who were the tall pines of the forest, have become a feeble plant and need your protection....."
Chief Red Jacket
Sagoyewatha ("Red Jacket", Chief of the Seneca)
in your birthday years ago was a very special day..
bids sang for a long time and the sky smiled to every lonely heart..
I picked this wisdom for you:
".....Do I know I'm right? Judgments aren't the same as facts. Instinct is not science. I'm like any other human being, as fallible and as capable of being wrong. I only know what I believe....."
by Tony Blair
Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. I am not afraid.
by Marcus Aurelius