This past Saturday, I had the distinct honor of attending (and taking some photos of) a Retirement Party that was thrown for for my sister-in-law, Patty (Patty is wearing the striped shirt, Second from the left). She had worked in the Hospital field for nearly 40 years! Some of her closest and dearest friends and associates came to the house to celebrate her retirement with her!
Now, I have met all of these wonderful ladies before... But, what really strikes me about them is the continuing, unblemished, undying friendship, love and respect that they all share with each other...without pause- without diminishment! ...Yes, after all of these years, they still laugh and hug and cry and tell stories and worry about each other!
Perhaps it's because they work in the medical field (my Barbara also worked in hospitals and doctor’s offices for 40 years also)!
Regardless of what it is, all I know is that these women have established a bond that is as strong now as it ever was...
So, this is why I am posting this image today and for the next few days...
Undying Friendship.....Something this world could use a lot more of!
** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"
- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)
- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.
::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"; Earth Wind and Fire