"Your friends will know you better
In the first minute you meet
Than your acquaintances
Will know you in a thousand years"
"You are led through your lifetime
By the inner learning creature
The playful spiritual being
That is your real self
Don't turn away from possible futures
Before you are certain you don't have anything
To learn from them
You're always free to change your mind and
Choose a different future......or a different past."
"There is no such thing as a problem
Without a Gift for you in its hands
Because you need their gifts."
"Every person, all the events of your life
Are there because you have drawn them there.
What you choose to do with them is up to you."
"Don't be dismayed at goodbyes
A farewell is necessary
Before you can meet again
And meeting again,
After moments or lifetimes
Is certain for friends."
"Illusions" by Richard Bach