03-12-2011, 03:16 PM
Titan in the Playground
Join Date: Nov 2005
In a place with smiles
Re: Operation: Indiscriminate Friendship
Today I learned that while the magic of friendship is a gift I should treasure with all of my heart, there is always somepony else who needs this gift just as much as me. And so I'm passing it along to you. Even though we might never speak face to face, I am giving you my friendship. I will share your dreams and hopes, and I will wish every night by the moon and the stars that you find the strength to work past any troubles you may have and get everything you desire.
All I ask in return is your promise to share this gift with others. Smile at a stranger. Compliment a coworker on a job well done. Hold a door open or pick up something that was dropped without looking for a thank you. Just this once, "forget" to pick up your change at a restaurant. Something small, anything at all, to remind another that they have reasons to feel good about themselves. If everypony does their part, we can make something amazing happen.
-Phoebe, Twilight Sparkle, or Other Name As Appropriate
(Me! I wrote this!)
"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others."
And while we're quoting dead Greeks:
"I just really want to die.
She, crying many tears, left me
And said to me:
"Oh, how terribly we have suffered, we two,
Sappho, really I don't want to go away." And I said to her this:
Go and be happy, remembering me,
For you know how we cared for you.
And if you don't I want to remind you
of the lovely things we felt
with many wreathes of violets
and roses and crocuses
and you sat next to me
and threw around your delicate neck
garlands fashioned of many woven flowers
and with much...
...and you anointed yourself with...
...on soft couches...your tender...
fulfilled your longing."
(Sappho fragment, cut and edited slightly to make what we have read easier)
Hope it helps.
Flowers blanket all the countryside like freshly fallen snow
I know the answer's waiting somewhere, as it was once long ago
Do you wait to cross the river from the shores of shallow tide?
And what will happen to your phantom if you reach the other side?
...Hear me crying...
Avatar by Kairaven.
Last edited by PhoeKun : 03-12-2011 at 04:04 PM.
Reason: added accredidation