Six Word Fridays: Wisdom

13 05 2011

You cannot push friendship or love

into being. You cannot build strength

of feeling, camaraderie and mutual respect

where there is no depth felt.

Or seen. Or shared. Offered even.

This last point is especially true.

Why should the scale favour one

side; the other tipping over earnestly?

Futilely squeezing emotion from a rock.

I have learned this wisdom through

serious missteps in this regard. With

hands, heart bleeding from the effort.

You cannot force into being what

is not sewn upon middle ground.

The Iris - a flower associated to friendship, truth & trust.

Photo credit to Koshyk.

It’s Six Word Fridays. This week’s topic is wisdom. Check it out at Making Things Up.

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9 responses

13 05 2011
Molly@Postcards from a Peaceful Divorce

So beautifully put, Mel. That is a great guide for relationships of all kinds.

13 05 2011
iseeyoulookingatme

Wow, how true is that! But, nothing can beat a true friend. They are priceless!

13 05 2011
Adrienne Scanlon

oohhh…this stirs up a bit of emotion in me! As I grow to have a stronger sense of self worth, I am becoming less enabling… With that my expectations for relationships are that they be genuinely two way. Love this!

13 05 2011
Brook @2bdancing

sewn in middle ground
exactly. just so. I love that phrasing.

13 05 2011
Belinda

“I have learned this wisdom through serious missteps” — I think that’s the kind of wisdom that tends to have true resonance; not the advice from others and not the textbook kind of knowledge.

13 05 2011
ayala

Some lessons are hard to learn….beautifully said!

13 05 2011
Melissa

A painful bit of truth, this.

13 05 2011
MissChi

Nicely put.. this wisdom one wishes one knew.
We often learn the greatest wisdom the hardest way.

“I have learned this wisdom through
serious missteps in this regard. With
hands, heart bleeding from the effort.”
–> definitely me.
Thanks for a beautiful post. I need to be reminded of this wisdom, more than ever. 🙂

14 05 2011
Sara

LOVE!
I’m all too often the one working too hard. I need to work on that 😉

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