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My Friend Andrea

Dedicated to my Friend, Andrea Dietrich
A blessing meant to materialize is how I define Andrea’s role in my life. Andrea is a bright light of warmth that I began to seek more and more as our personalities seamlessly bonded in fulfilling and meaningful ways. While we share the same continent, thousands of miles separate us that will eventually be conquered by the powers of friendship. I have told the universe that I insist on such! I will admit a slight fear; Andrea has an abundance of energy whereas I’m a napper who might fall face down trying to keep up with her. To me, Andrea is goodness personified. She has the heart of a caring teacher as I’ve learned when I’m baffled about Soup matters or other, for she instructs without even being asked. My friend is consistent, reliable, organized, committed to people and things she cares about. Andrea can be much too hard on herself for she is a perfectionist. As a writer, she is a talent whose well of creativity has no bottom but an endless stream of imagination that blesses everyone who reads her. In many ways, Andrea has an innocence that I find difficult to verbally discern though I am keenly aware of it and delightfully refreshed by it. In a world of business and family schedules and demands, I greatly admire Andrea for carving out niches where her individuality is nurtured and sated; she knows who she is. She is a genuine, individuated individual who truly seizes each day in her best grasp to live with her best effort. I love her very much.
she's always been good i have colored outside lines ~ we bonded as friends
... CayCay September 26, 2019

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 9/29/2019 12:57:00 PM
A beautiful write and tribute to your good friend Andrea, CayCay. You are a loving person who has open arms for friends you choose (hope I am one of them) I remember when I first met you on soup, you mentioned your bond with Andrea. She is all you say and deserves all you have written about her. Holding thumbs for the contest Hugs and blessings, Jenny.
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Date: 9/27/2019 5:08:00 PM
Two peas in a pod! Andrea and Cay Cay. A superb expression and win and Happy Birthday, Cay Cay. Your fellow-napped, Panagiota Hard to keep up with the kids-)))
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Date: 9/27/2019 4:41:00 PM
oh boy, I see down here that I tire Jan with my emails. hahaha!!! If we ever meet and do a cruise or something, I will have to find a way to "charge those batteries of yours!! How I wish I had your ability to nap!!!
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Date: 9/27/2019 4:38:00 PM
Caycay, I LOVE this poem. I can't believe I never saw it yet. Both of us chose prose for our friendship poems(though you used a Ku at the bottom and made it haibun). This is so thoughtful. I wish I were as perfect as you make me sound. Thanks so much for writing this for me. Every line was perfect, Caycay, and about that ending haiku, hmmm, I TOO have colored outside those lines! FAVE of course! I really loved "she knows who she is" you really nailed it there; we both know ourselves very well
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Date: 9/27/2019 2:53:00 PM
CayCay congratulations on your win in the contest with this wonderful tribute poem!
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Date: 9/27/2019 2:51:00 PM
Oh CayCay, this is such a beautiful tribute to our lovely friend Andrea. I adore her loyalty and how generous she is with her time to communicate and to listen and offer her help. I have learned so much about poetry from her which I greatly appreciate. Andrea deserves your lovely tribute to her. A beautiful Haibun! A Fave! Congratulations on your deserving win! xxoo
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Date: 9/27/2019 7:22:00 AM
- A lovely tribute to Andrea, CayCay :) - Congratulations :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 9/27/2019 6:21:00 AM
This is so sweet and I do love Andrea's poetry. She is gifted with words, as you are. This is a wonderful tribute that I know will bless her so much. Blessings always
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Date: 9/27/2019 1:57:00 AM
what a super tribute to Andrea I had to smile about her 'abundance of energy' she is such an active lady - I get tired just reading her mails lol. Good luck in the contest:-) hugs Jan xx
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