Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Art of Friendship (June Photos, Day 13)


A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

13.  Art

I’ve talked before about my friend, Kim.  As I said then, we’ve been friends for what seems a lifetime.  In actual time, it’s been about thirty years.  Wow.  When I actually put it into words, it seems even longer.  I guess that’s because I’m reaching the age where I don’t really like thinking about my age, though I still like thinking about all the time I’ve been blessed to spend with my friend.

So it’s not surprising that one of my favorite pieces of art in my home is this decoupage creation she made for me more than a decade ago.  It’s covered in all sorts of mementos, bringing to mind many of the experiences that we’ve shared.  It speaks of trips we’ve taken, shows we’ve seen, food we’ve eaten, fun we’ve had.  Among other things, we’ve got representations of gambling (who doesn’t love a good slot machine?), the place we used to work (where we met), the affinity we developed for Bert and Ernie after dressing up as them one Halloween, and even—as proof that some things never change—Barry Manilow.  The memories of the lifetime we’ve shared.

Mostly, though, it speaks of love.  And I think love and memories make the very best art.

What piece of art is important to you?  Why?


  1. wow how special and how clever your friend is :)

    1. Yes, she is very definitely both, and I wouldn't trade her for the world.