FRIENDSHIP

Please welcome the sage words of Harbans Khajuria, a great Indian thinker and writer, besides being a close spiritual friend of mine across the oceans. This beautiful poem is an homage to the redeeming power of an honest, affectionate and stimulating relationship.

This reproduction of the tableau called “Supper of Emmaus” by Caravaggio shows a total stranger arriving at a roadside tavern and chatting with Luke and Cleopas, two of Jesus Christ’s disciples. Cleopas extends his right arm to touch him and the left arm towards us–a visual challenge as the stretched arms go in and out of the frame of reference. Jesus Christ is appearing to buttress their wavering faith. After this encounter, he will vanish.

The messenger may leave but the message stays behind. The essence of true friendship.

We are lucky if we can claim a few good friends in life that make a real difference. Harbans is one of them for moi. Thank you for your unique friendship, caro Il Chiaro. Enjoy his writings.

INNER THOUGHTS

International-Day-of-Friendship

FRIENDSHIP

 

When nothing significant works for us

Every door for coming out

We find closed fatefully

No course of action

Seems open for us naturally

A fellow comes to our succor

Opens with own helping hands

The closed doors ajar

And provides the possibility of openings for us

This alliance so supportive

To pull out of any state

That ‘time’ presents itself  

For each other so caring

When the need arises.

Once amity is established

Then the friendship is further cemented

By the basketful of trust

Which gives the friendship

The stamp of permanency

This friendship could be between those who meet us daily

Or, possibly

From beyond the borders, we have not traversed ever

Between. those whom we have not met any time personally

This thread of closeness is felt by us instinctively

Because the indelible stamp of the God is affixed on this friendship.

 

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