Tuesday, January 13, 2009


This is what I was yammering about a week or so ago. The definition of internet friend. I needed help and VP was there for me. We provide for and are served by this internet support system. These friendships are real. We feel each others pains and celebrate each others joys. I am blessed to have each of you in my life. And then Cinj does something sweet, like this.

This is the poem VP suggested to honor the gardener we lost last week. Thank you my internet friend.

What is divinity if it can come
Only in silent shadows and in dreams?
Shall she not find in comforts of the sun,
In pungent fruit and bright, green wings, or else
In any balm or beauty of the earth,
Things to be cherished like the thought of heaven?
Divinity must live within herself:
Passions of rain, or moods in falling snow;
Grievings in loneliness, or unsubdued
Elations when the forest blooms; gusty
Emotions on wet roads on autumn nights;
All pleasures and all pains, remembering
The bough of summer and the winter branch,
These are the measures destined for her soul.

Wallace Stevens, Sunday Morning, 1915


  1. Deb - I'm absolutely bowled over. That's so sweet of you :D

  2. Debbie .. it is wonderful to see such positive thoughts about internet friends ..
    I'm sorry for your loss of a garden friend.
    VP is quite a character .. I think she would make a great party animal if she got the chance ? LOL
    Then you guys together ... plus Cinj, well .. "Party on Dudettes!"

  3. Beautiful! VP--how very thoughtful and caring!
    I am so sorry you lost this friend Debbi.
    Take care,

  4. It is always a sad time when we lose a friend, but it is wonderful that we have each other.

  5. I don't know just who you're referring to, but this is such a beautiful and heartfelt way to honor them. Yes, we are friends, despite what people think about us "bloggers." We sort of have a blogging union, I guess, where there is a motto of just sticking together and helping one another.

  6. VP, I appreciate your help so much. I am not good at tactfully showing care for grieving people. Your help was greatly appreciated.

    Joy, It wouldn't be a party without you.

    Thanks Linda, VP is the best.

    Yes it is Cinj.

    Brenda, I agree. This is just one very good example of blogging friendship. Y'all are awesome.

  7. Well, that's pretty cool! and so very sorry about your friend. Big hugs to you.

  8. Anna, Thanks for the cyber hug. You are so part of this internet posse.

  9. Hi Deb, you are so right about the kinship that has developed between the garden bloggers. It was a perk not anticipated when I started blogging, but it has come to be the most rewarding part of the whole enterprise. That VP is a true gem out of many other jewels.
    Please accept my condolences for the loss of your gardening friend.

  10. Frances, The friendships were an unforseen bonus to blogging. I might have given it up by now without all of you. Thank you for the condonlences.