Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits

“I’m glad we had the times together just to laugh and sing a song, seems like we just got started and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone.” 
 Dr. Seuss

Life is a series of moments that carry us from day-to-day.   Those moments are given meaning and purpose through connections that we meet on our travels.  Our families and friends, even passing acquaintances give breath to our existence.

A smile is a valuable gift to those who we count kindred spirits.

“They might not need me; but they might.  I’ll let my head be just in sight; a smile as small as mine might be precisely their necessity.”

Emily Dickenson

16 Comments

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Your last quote is so tender and sweet. Gives me a little pang in my heart.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      For me, as well! Especially when I remember the smiles that I received when I most needed them.

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  2. This reminds me of one of my favourite “footprints” quote – thank you for a lovely way to start the day again!

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    1. Clanmother says:

      And thank you for giving me so many smiles every time we meet. 🙂

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  3. arjun bagga says:

    Always be in sight for much needed smile, your consent, just your presence at times.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      A wonderful benediction to this discussion. Thank you for your words…

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  4. ladysighs says:

    I watched Mr. Rogers with my kids. But I always felt a kindred spirit with him no matter how old I was.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      I loved Mr. Rogers and his sweaters…

      “Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me. ”
      ― Fred Rogers

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  5. 67paintings says:

    Really resonate with the header photo, it speaks volumns of companionship and bagpipe music…

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Thank you so much! I love the bagpipes. Have you ever heard of Piobaireachd (Pibroch) bagpipe music? To me, it is meditative. Would like to hear your thoughts!
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pibroch

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      1. 67paintings says:

        I’ve heard a few performances, once at Edinburgh Castle. my ancestral pagan roots are from these parts of the world. In fact I’m tracing my Wilson tree to a North Orkney islands, and a possible connection with the rediscovered village of Skara Brae.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skara_Brae

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      2. Clanmother says:

        Extraordinary heritage! You must keep me up to date on your research for I plan to visit Scotland in the next couple of years.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Thank you, my dear friend!!!

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  6. Ms Frances says:

    Exciting post! Exciting comments! I believe that is your son walking with a child. Beautiful.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Yes, he is!!! That is one of my favourite photos.

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