Reminder: August Topic and Deadline :)


August

Cartoons for Peace!

Submit your drawings, paintings, doodles…this should be fun!  Even if you are better with words than drawing play along.  Stick figures are welcome 😀

Submission Deadline August 1st
Selected Entries will be posted August 15th


Remember just blog as you normally would and then email a link to your post to artists4peaceproject@gmail.com for consideration!

 

🙂

Gigi and Melanie

 

Friendship

A late addition to our Friendship post from Juli 🙂


 

 

beacon
anchor
mirror
prop
my “you can do it”
and my trusted counsel: “stop!”

mi casa es su casa
as like family, you know you are

we share
we dare
we fight
we cry
we laugh
we scamp
we stride into the world
as lamps

and, whether it’s together
or by miles apart
always
the love of friendship is
a gift of courage
to the mind and in the heart

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Day 202 In the Pursuit of Love (Friendship)

Colleen

Friendship is a noun. I would like to petition to change this. I am henceforth going to consider friendship a verb and not just any verb — an ACTION verb. Friendship is not a static thing. It changes and change requires action. Friendship requires interacting with another and this requires energy and energy makes it possible for you to DO things. Friendships evolve and evolution is change over time from simple to complex.

Through my action of photography — I would like to share what friendship looks like to me.

Friendship is acknowledging that our friends display on any given occasion — two sides of themselves.

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Friendship is having the other’s back when their crazy side comes out and standing your ground when the nasties flare up.

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Friendship is sharing time and space when you have nothing to say and when you have everything to say.

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Friendship is embracing and allowing you and your friend your differences.

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Friendships can be competitive or cooperative.

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BUT

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To me — Friendship is as essential as air, water, or food.

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And friendship reflects our own light back to us.

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What does friendship mean to you? Is friendship active or passive in your life? My friends show me the truest parts of myself. I hope you are graced with the same truth today.

Love, Colleen

Laughter

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Dear friend,

I miss you

you with your over-loud laughter

laughter that is contagious

contagious epidemic of happiness

happiness spreads all around

around you no one can remain sad

sad tears dry on salty cheeks

cheeks blossom when kissed by joy

joy from you effervescent presence.

~Melanie Blackwell