Friday, January 25, 2013

The Joys of Friendship


Friends are important!  In the past year I have been fortunate enough to have met and made some wonderful new friends.



Through a shared love of outdoor activities I have fallen into a beautiful group of women who have truly enriched my life.


There are four of us, we are like four points on a compass, all different, all unique, but all well suited to each other. 


The other three have know each other a very long time, I am the newcomer to the group, having recently moved to this town.  But it's as if I have known these women all my life and have been a part of their lives forever. 


You know how I know they are true friends?  Because they bring the best out in me, and that is hard.  Not many people do that. You see I'm an introvert at heart, painfully awkward in crowds, and clumsy in conversation.  What's worse is that the events of the past few years have made me challenging to be around.  Reflective, obsessive about my kids, and worried all the time.


But these women get me. In fact they do more than accept me, they make me a better person just knowing them. They are all unique and beautiful, wise, fascinating, caring, supportive, loving, nurturing, and giving.  


These are women who inspire me to be a better person, to be a better friend, and I am profoundly grateful to have them in my life.


This page was done in their honor, together we are like a garden of spring flowers, glorious in our own unique colors and form.  It is done in watercolor and ink in my Stillman & Birn Epsilon Series Sketchbook.


Remember your friends today and be thankful for them.  Thanks for checking in. xx

11 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful Dion Dior…;' ) It brought tears to my eyes…thank you for sharing your beautiful journey and art work…


    Elizabeth Aviles

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  2. Wonderful post and tribute to your special friends!!!

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  3. Beautiful artwork and sentiment--what a gift true friends are! Thanks for sharing this!

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  4. Spectacular artwork and post. Thank you for the timely reminder!

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  5. Thank you for sharing this artwork and your story behind it. Great to have friends like that!

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  6. I love how you share meaningfull texts and beautiful artwork!thank you !!

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  7. It's wonderful to have a few close friends to accept you as you are. I know what you're saying. I'm sure when your friends read this post it will bring tears to their eyes. Thank you for sharing Dion. Have a wonderful day! I think I'll go text one of my friends or better yet, I'll go visit : )

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  8. You are so very fortunate.....I'am 45 yrs old and still don't have friends like that....I too am an introvert...awkward in social situations and avoid them when possible...its been terribly easy to end up at this age with no friends.....Guard them well.......Hugs! deb

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  9. beautifully written Dion. Thank god for friends both on the internet and at home. Have a happy day my friend.
    :o)
    Jenn

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  10. What a lovely tribute to your new friends! I'm loving all my new arty friends I've found on the internet...and hold my friends who I see all the time very close to my heart! Love them and appreciate them so very much. :)

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