I read this piece (actually I stumbled upon it) while looking for a piece of artwork by Mark Knustler via Google.

I was searching for an image of Stonewall Jackson referenced as ‘Divine Guidance’ and found this brilliant and concise piece of text …

I wanted to share it with my friends here on RB … you know who you all are!

I hope you feel the meaning as you read the words as I did …

so this is from me to you …..


Whether by
strange coincidence
or divine guidance
in the course of our life
we cross paths with
many people.

Some move towards us,
others move away.
Some we choose to remember,
others to forget.

But with a special few
we seem to have no choice,
for each has made an impact
on the other, and their
memory will live on forever.

These people we call friends.
You, to me, are such a one.

by – Dick Innes

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  • Phineous "Flash"   Cassidy
    Phineous "Flas...over 6 years ago

    indeed great words
    Some we choose to remember,
    others to forget.
    how trues thart

  • very true my friend … very true indeed


  • ClaireBrewis
    ClaireBrewisover 6 years ago

    I’ve stumbled across this piece in that past and I really do like it!

    ‘for each has made an impact
    on the other, and their
    memory will live on forever’.

    Thats my fave part! It really is true :O)

    SNAPPYDAVEover 6 years ago

    yip sure is Claire … very true

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 6 years ago

    How beautiful!

  • :-) … x


  • tuffcookie
    tuffcookieover 6 years ago

    Many people walk through the path of our lives, some stay forever, others for a brief moment in time. Each and everyone has a purpose or a lesson to teach.. For each of my friends i will forever be grateful for their touch however brief or lasting……. very beautiful and so very true my dear. warm hugs wuv u

  • :-) x


  • shilohlin
    shilohlinover 6 years ago
    With such a wonderful friendship message of love and embraceable truth, I am proud to call you friend Dave. thanks for sharing this…. hugs to you!!!
  • :-) x hugs back at ya


  • Romo
    Romoover 6 years ago

    Beautiful my friend:)

  • :-) x


  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 6 years ago

    a fabulous find dave, thanks for sharing, hope all is A OK with you all, been thinking of you,dawnx

  • all ok Dawn …. :-) x


  • ajax
    ajaxover 6 years ago

    Hey that’s nice thanks for sharing :<}

  • :-) x


  • Tony Ryan
    Tony Ryanover 6 years ago

    I believe that love and friendship is often not a choice. That an energy from a very deep place has some special meaning to the relationship. For this reason I beleive we should really embrace our feelings as much or more so than our actions. So many of us sever ties with people who act badly towards us without searching for deeper reason.

  • perhaps !


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