Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I Miss My Friend

Sometimes, only one person is missing,
and the whole world seems depopulated.

"L'Isolement", Méditations Poétiques (1820)
Alphonse de Lamartine
October 21, 1790 - February 28, 1869
writer, poet, politician


Tony said...

Yes, me too, very much. I hope he will get in touch with those of us he considered to be his friends.

Bee said...

So many of us, and yet one person can be such a vital link . . . and so inimitable.

Mrs. Chili said...


I hope you don't mind; I'm going to tuck this quote away. Sadly, I'm going to need it fairly soon...

Fantastic Forrest said...

Tony - indeed. I hope I'm one of them for him.

Bee - you're so right.

Mrs. Chili - thanks for that. I'm so sorry about what you're facing.

La Belette Rouge said...

I know that feeling. I hope you don't know it for long.

Lucy said...

I am sorry, it must be a torment.

Thanks for your comment at mine; I think perhaps you followed the links more conscinetiously than I did. I've supplied another link specifically to the 'Brown Sisters' photos.

Sarah Laurence said...

FF, I’m sorry about your lost friend – good quotation.

It is so wonderful to connect with you! It looks like we share common blogging friends, favorite authors and liberal politics in common. Stephen Colbert is funny, but I like John Stewart even better. Good for you for tackling the issues and with a sense of humor too!

I look forward to reading more as a new follower.

Anonymous said...

Ah - Aix les Bains et le lac. ;-) Comment peut-on oublier nos rencontres au bord du lac? Pour ma part, je n'ai jamais oublié ces choses-là. Mais le temps passe et vous l'oubliez, je vous avait demandé "Où allez-vous, dans la vie?" Madame, vous occupez-vous avec les choses de peu d'importance. Aussi, je voulais vous faire comprendre que parfois, il faut mettre l'ancien complètement dans le passé avant le début de la nouvelle. Je suis sûr que nous allons nous rencontrer de nouveau lorsque vous revenez de votre visite à Paris, ou même dans une rue de Paris, qui peut savoir? Je suis désolé, si vous vous sentez, que je suis impoli de disparaître si soudainement. Vous ne pouvez pas contrôler les choses toujours. Les choses sont parfois hors de notre contrôle. Simplement, essayez de ne pas sauter aux conclusions. Rappelez-vous, nous aurons toujours Paris ... (Tony: Un autre temps, patience.)

Fantastic Forrest said...

La Belette Rouge - thanks so much. Good news! The wait is over. :)

Lucy - it was. Glad it's over. Limbo was never my favorite destination.

Thanks for the new link!

Sarah - thanks for coming over. We DO share a lot of common interests and I love your writing. As Bee pointed out once, just when you think you have quite enough friends, thank you very much, a new one pops up and you wonder how you managed without them. She said it better, but that's the drift!

Fantastic Forrest said...

Anonymous - Merci de me faire savoir que vous êtes bien. Pour maintenant, c'est assez. Vous savez où me trouver si vous voulez parler.

Rick: Who are you really, and what were you before? What did you do and what did you think, huh?

Ilsa: We said no questions.

Rick: Here's looking at you, kid.

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Sending you and especially your friend good wishes from over the pond.

Tony said...

FF: :-) still smiling, as you can see!

AF: Comment allez-vous? Je vais bien. (réf: Shunji Iwai)
Un autre temps - oui, mon ami, oui.

dianne said...

Where has Alexandre gone to this time?
I hope he is well and not troubled.

He has disappeared without a trace, I hope he will return to us all in a new reincarnation. ♥

Lisa said...

I'm glad you've got your friend back. Missing someone or something can be so painful.