The bounty of friendship
The other day, I invited a small group of women friends over for a rather spur of the moment celebration party for my 60th birthday. I wanted to celebrate them, their friendship, and honor our relationships. Plus you all know how I love to bring people together…And it was glorious! The women, the food, the drink, the laughter, the stories, the presents and cards… an overflowing evening of abundance.
I felt honored, and I allowed myself to feel it. Do you know what I mean? Can you accept and allow people to really love you, and tell you, and compliment you, and can you truly feel that in your heart and soul, and ACCEPT it! Vulnerability, openness, honesty… it was magnificent. I allowed presents to be bestowed upon me, and that was sooooo much fun ( I haven’t done that for my birthday in years and years!) Such beauty, the women, and the candlelight, and the fountain, and the platters of yumminess, the songs, and the full moon peeking at us, and mostly just being really present amidst these amazing friends and to share with them this whole experience. And to honor them back…
and I would love to share the life short I wrote the next morning, as I reveled in the gifts and cards and memories of the night before…
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The Bounty of Friendship
Piles of colored tissue paper
Lay scattered, as if a night of wild sex
But love making for sure, as I tore through
The gifts of abundance…
Within the Venusian temple
I reflect and highlight the spirit of this bounty
Fly away, childlike, and crumpled,
In every color of the spectrum
Makes me giddy at the splendor and the simplicity
Of a gift
A gift of magic and joy
Heartfelt opening to the
Bearhugs and toothful smiles
And audacious thoughtfulness
The kindness of truth flowing
As words spoken out loud
From a select circle of power and beauty
Women in my life
The exquisite multitude of gifted rainbow roses
Opening up to full bloom, like us,
Like the facets of deepening friendships
Sparkling like gemstones
In every direction
Allowing each one in turn
To share and bloom, to inspire and co-create together
I feel it now, a renewal, but
Maybe for the first time
I said come and celebrate with me
With fruits and drinks and candlelight
On a warm summer night, intoxicated
With the warmth on my skin
And the glow in my soul
A circle of strangers, but sisters to be
Sharing tales and songs and prayers, the nuances
Of the first date
I feel so deep inside the importance,
The significance, now, of
Women in my life
Does it really take 60 years to learn
How to have friends? To allow friendship deep…
The necessity of celebration
And allowing others to celebrate you, with you, for you, beside you
I did not say, no presents please
And they came complete with hugs and bags and platters of goodness
Ah, the bounty of gorgeousness and goddessness
And true delight in the unfolding of the evening
Complete with tears and words and colors, and that tissue paper crinkles of delight
Beauty and thoughtfulness, goddesses each one
60 bronze beads spilling over, for each year so far,
tumbling, allowing the flow
The renewal and the rekindling
Of chillin’ with the women
Of such ease and flow…
Of pure delight…
Tiara-wearing, sparkling and alive, I received it all,
And I honored each one, from the connection yet on a different path
On my journey, assorted colors
The full moon rising above us, to mark this perfection of connection,
Marking this time
My cup runneth over, overflowing
With the goodness and the grace
And the fierceness, and the necessity,
Of this bounty of love.
Enjoy those thoughts my friends, and go out and honor your friendships…
so much love,
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