:: Tribes ::
There are no tombstones in Orochi territory.
Slain warriors were buried with a tree sapling,
So they would become a part of the forest after death.
eaststar bought me dinner a few nights ago, and at PS Cafe we had yet another very gratifying tete-a-tete.
On the topic of people: people around our circle, people in our circle and people out of our circle.
The funny fact is that the people remain static most of the time, but it is the circle that shifts.
There are friends that are affiliated by common interests; whether they are fellow colleagues or
Drinking buddies, or wine aficionados, there is that thin commonality that gels them.
Nevertheless, in my humble opinion, true lasting friendships are then forged when
Opportunities are presented to two or more individuals, either by a physical or situational link, and then
Perspectives, philosophies and values are exchanged and accepted, beyond skin-deep,
With the right mix of chemicals, of course. Strangely, friends like these last a long long time.
I was fortunate to have these friends that were there in my darkest hour; friends that would do
Anything, really anything, and I genuinely feel it. Even if there are almost five-hundred-and-growing facebook friends
On the list; how many can I affectionately hold on dearly to, as eaststar pertinently termed as my "tribe"?
Amusingly, they are not the work colleagues; they are not the drink-drank-drunk types; but those that care
And bother to help with the cleaning up after the party is over, when everyone's scrambling for the exit.
That is why there are no biggie birthday party this year - that's passe to me.
It has been a great year of learning, and I have learned to be more mindful, more humble, and more grateful
To my tribe, and that few more, that bothered, even though I haven't been fair in my time with them.
I am sorry.
I think i get more 'lor sor' as the year comes close to a close.
And I didn't even start on the actual topic of my dinner with eaststar...
I'm just retro-introspective.
eaststar, your fault. =P