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April 17, 2010

Unexpected Friends



So many people have already seen this video. I think it is a remarkable lesson for all of us to get along with each other, even if we are very different from each other. Usually a cat and a bird would not be friends in nature, but hey, there aren't set rules.

All my life I would find friends in unexpected places. The cast offs. The not good enoughs. The ones with the huge giant loving hearts and deep passionate aware souls. Not much to look at on the outside but substance enough to share for a lifetime. Many people spend so much time concentrating on what they look like on the surface, their appearance, they neglect to nurture the divine substance. When I look at a true friend of mine, I see a glow, not just a humble body. I see all they are. And that is so very very much. I strive to be more like them. That is what a friend is.

43 comments:

heartinsanfrancisco said...

This is lovely, and so very true. Thank you for a timely reminder - (it's always timely.) I have always been drawn to the interesting outsiders, too, rather than the predictable ones who are complacent with their belonging, and never make waves.

Ms. Anthropy said...

I remember this one and loved it.

anne h said...

I feel like I'm dreaming!
In a good way.
Incredible!

Mary Witzl said...

I LOVE that clip! I'm a fan of crows and cats and I've spent most of my life with unlikely friends, so this sort of thing is right up my street.

Brian Miller said...

what a beautiful post...and great vid. yeah, friends are cool like that....

jill said...

beautiful post! I've never seen that video before. Amazing!

Life with Kaishon said...

I loved this post so much. I think it was my very favorite post of the week. Such a wise and good reminder. Love it!

Hope your weekend is filled with all sorts of wonderfulness : )

DJan said...

I had never seen this before either. It's amazing that such different creatures are friends, and I appreciate being reminded that friends come in all shapes, sizes, and species!

Shadow said...

damn right!

Mama Zen said...

Lovely!

Jeanie said...

A great lesson in not setting up artificial lines in our lives. This is the good thing about blog friends.....we get to know them without the outside trappings of their lives.

Maggie said...

We all need a good friend. Atleast one good friend in the world. :)

Robert the Skeptic said...

I recently saw a similar story about a dog and elephant bonding in an adoringly similar manner. Without going totally Anthropomorphic, one can still be amazed at the ability of some of these animals to form attachments with other animals... and the enjoyment we get from the metaphors we draw from them.

Marla said...

Great post, Techno. There is wisdom in your words.

Unknown Mami said...

What a beautiful friendship!

Kazzy said...

I love to have friends from every variety. Thanks for this post!

Gabriella Moonlight said...

This is a great and brilliant clip! I love crows and of course cats!!

You know what's interesting that we all end up with those who enrich our lives, encourage our souls and feed our spirits...the wrapping that we come in really never matters!

Thank you for the reminder!

Cheryl said...

This was delightful and very sweet too. I am so tired of hearing on tv shows especially when someone meets someone, the first thing that is usually asked is "is he/she nice looking/handsome/cute"? It just bothers me that people look at the wrapping and not whats inside so much of the time. Everyone deserves love and acceptance. Period. Thanks for reminding us of that!

Ronda Laveen said...

Great reminder and post. So touching and timely.

Ronda Laveen said...

Such a great and warm reminder. I loved this!

Bernie said...

I seen this before, it was good then but even more timely now making it great....thanks for sharing........:-) Hugs

Joanna Jenkins said...

I've never seen this video before. Wow.

It's wonderful that you can see your true friends :-) Real friendship makes life far more enjoyable.

Hope you're having a fun weekend.

jj

LadyFi said...

The video isn't showing. I recently saw a video of a dog and an elephant who were best friends. Shame we can't all get along like they do, in spite of their outward differences...

Shanel said...

technobabe... I love this post... and you're so right... we don't spend enough time looking on the inside... I know I pray all the time for God to bring more friends into my life..

Karen said...

That is so cute - I haven't seen this before.

Shrinky said...

I have never seen this, it's amazing, isn't it? And yes, acquaintances are ten a penny, true friends are rare gems indeed (smile).

lisleman said...

a very good point to make.
Also, the outside appearances will change with age in ways many don't like but the inside can change in ways that others will love.

beth said...

i haven't seen this and when i finish typing, i'm watching it....

and your words are so very true !!
thank you for them !!

Kathy M. said...

What a wonderful lesson. I've been thinking along those lines lately. The difference between appearance and substance, and how misleading they can be.

In a way, we are lucky out here in blogland. All we have are our hearts and our words.

Thanks for sharing.

annie said...

I loved the video! And I'm grateful for friends I have found in unexpected places...

Mrs4444 said...

What an awesome story--Thanks for sharing the video (it was new to me.)

It doesn't surprise me that you are that kind of friend. "Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, you do unto me," says the bible (I guess). I try to keep that in mind.

LL Cool Joe said...

The guy that cuts my hair said to me recently "All my friends look attractive to me, I think because I love them, all I can see is their beauty."

gayle said...

I have many friends but only a few close ones!! Love this!!

Little Ms Blogger said...

What a beautiful post.

Having grown up with a mother who put looks above all else, I was repulsed and went the opposite direction. I judge a person from the inside out and feel my life is richer for it.

terri said...

The kind of friends you describe are the BEST kind. And I'll bet every one of them is so very honored to have you as a friend.

Ocean Girl said...

I've never seen the video and it is amazing. And what a lovely post and great reminder. I feel friendship in this blogland and it amazes me.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

I LOVE this video...and what beautiful thoughts you have paired with it! I wish more people had such a fantastic perspective...the world would be a nicer place if there were more people like you! Love you, Janine XO

Syd said...

Great post. I like how you see your friends.

deb said...

You just made my day.

fabulous.

secret agent woman said...

Oh, that is truly wonderful. Made me tear up.

Hilary said...

Wow.. that's just incredible. I know crows are so incredibly intelligent. Clearly they're also loving and sweet.

SandyCarlson said...

Very nicely done. I enjoyed this post. I remember those AM radio days, I remember learning to love the world as it is.

Lilly said...

I have never seen this video before but its truly wonderful. And indeed a lesson for us all. thanks!