a sumptuous writing on friendship and impermanence from one of my favorite bloggers. xo Underground.
This past weekend, I had the honor of attending a mesmerizing performance at the local art center. The story line centered on the friendship built between two men who hailed from different cultures and social contexts. Two men on a stage led the audience on the journey of their friendship through the years against a backdrop of gorgeous and breathtaking photography and video. One of the men was killed in the pursuit of his passion, wildlife and outdoor photography, and the remaining friend wrote a book which was subsequently adapted for the performance art piece.
In the play’s program the director wrote about the “shallow and deep simplicity of friendship.” He likened friendship to a river that we “often cross shallowly.” He wrote that “[T]oo often we fail to see it [friendship] with the significance it deserves. Simple friendship has depths that cannot be plumbed.”
These words and the strong thought and…
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