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Wayne Cook

Joined August 2008

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I love symbols,
They speak of many things,
And some lead into others,
At this table,
You see Five things.
Bread in a simple basket,
Butter on a plate,
Two candles, and a partial drink.

I sat at that table,
With plenty of time to consider,
Those five items,
And what they might symbolize,
I love symbols,
And the philosophy that arises from intense thought.

Candles—Candles are the symbol of relationships.
Relationships are like gold nuggets. Rare, and Costly.

Bread— Bread is the basic sustenance of life.
In a frienship…the care an feeding of the spirit.

Butter—Butter is a rich derivative of raw milk,
shaken, and pulled from the froth of the cream.
Butter symbolized, that night, the richness of friendship,.
All the little and big things that comprise the quality of relationship.,

Drink—Drink satisfies the thirst of a dry throat,
bringing soothing liquid to the man or woman who partakes.
Cool, wet comfort.

Put together, we have light and sustenance to our souls.
Words, actions, The sum of four of these things is what you share.

The fifth item….is that empty chair.
You must fill that chair, or this picture is incomplete.
There must be a person in that seat, for sharing to happen.
Light, sustenance, drink, richness.
A true friendship will be all of those things.
The summation is with these items AND the friend.

Fill your life with quality….Don’t settle for less than
the friend or friends, who can complete your soul.
Push each other to grow, to become more than either of you thought you could be.
Struggle, pain, and suffering are part of…
Becoming a better person.

Do not give up. That is why the empty chair needs filling.
The friend will steady you, get in your face, love you, and encourage you.
There is nothing in this world that is sweeter than a friend.

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