Pages To Turn


They Don't Flirt With The Firefighters Anymore.

A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is amazing how you can surround yourself with so many people you can call friends, and yet actually only have one or two real ones.
~Jerry Grant Blakeney

If you should die before me, ask if you could bring a friend.
~"Still Remains", a song by Stone Temple Pilots

Your friend is your needs answered. He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. And he is your board and your fireside. For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.
~Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet"

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing, and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
~Henri Nouwen, "Out of Solitude"


  1. No one commented on the title. I think I'm insulted. =P

  2. Psh. It's just a bait and switch to get attention...Hehe.
    Moving on, those are really good quotes. In a world where our behaviors are so limited and constricted by rules, etiquette, and politeness it's nice to be able to be yourself. To really express emotion directly from your heart.

  3. And why, might I ask, did you use that title? Now that I've taken the bait, I'd like to say something I heard from my pastor: "a man would be lucky indeed to go through his life and have more than five true friends." Meaning the kind of friends those quotes are talking about. So don't feel bad about having two or three true friends. Hey, if they're the friends you think they are, you're ahead of the game. =P

  4. It was NOT A BAIT AND SWITCH!!!

    There's an internet viral quote that goes, "My friends are the kind who, if my house was on fire, they would be roasting marshmallows and flirting with all the firefighters."
    I used to have a ton of girl friends like this, but I've ::cough::.... eh, purged them.
    So my friends NOW, the ones described in the qoutes, are not that type.

    See? It makes some sort of perepheral sense.

    I feel very ahead of the game... so I'm just waiting for the floor to drop out from under my feet... >.<


Brenna is taking another call, or cannot come to the phone right now. Leave a message at the beep.