Quiet I

Ah! How good it feels, the hand of an old friend. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 19th century American poet)

How many acquaintances have you “friended” on social media? How many of them are long-term friends? The term friend seems to have taken on a different meaning in recent years. In our modern rush-rush world, how nice it would be if we could take a few moments to grab a friend’s hand and enjoy some quiet time together.

Better to hear the quiet words of a wise person than the shouts of a foolish king. (Ecclesiastes 9:17)