Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Portrait of a lady

“You do not know how much they mean to me, my friends,
And how, how rare and strange it is, to find
In a life composed so much, so much of odds and ends,
[For indeed I do not love it … you knew? you are not blind!
How keen you are!]
To find a friend who has these qualities,
Who has, and gives
Those qualities upon which friendship lives.
How much it means that I say this to you—
Without these friendships—life, what cauchemar!”

T.S. Eliot, Portrait of a Lady, inspired by this wonderful portrait -- and in this case I do urge you to take this quotation out of the context of the original poem!



Lola Is Beauty said...

ah yes, those qualities upon which friendships live - absolutely...

cheers BB, Mia - and to the Internet!

Anonymous said...

love you too!

Bombay Beauty said...

Time for a group hug! BB

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