Wednesday, February 20

on women friendships*

andrea & jen, canon digital rebel xti

"I believe that these circles of women around us weave invisible nets of love that carry us when we're weak and sing with us when we're strong. Lets lean back and let the arms of women's friendships carry us and help us to know ourselves better and live our lives together." ~ Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy (SARK)

I love how this quote sounds like a call to action.

I gathered up some new and old photos today that I felt emulated a special coziness between friends. Would love to hear some wildly cool friendship stories and perhaps see a link to some yummy friendship photos.

Feeling so grateful for the loved ones in my life, weaving that invisible net so I can fall back gently into safeness.

tammy & nancy, canon digital rebel xti

marianne & swirly, canon digital rebel xti

me & sus, taken by marianne

meg & letha, canon digital rebel xt

me & thea, taken by michelle

suzi & christina, canon digital rebel xti

jen, swirly, andrea, canon digital rebel xti


Blogger Stacy said...

these are truly lovely and special honey. i adore that photo of you and susannah. so yummy and full of love... all of them.

jimmy and i used to joke that we wanted a professional photographer to follow us around all the time and capture special moments, you are blessed that you and your girl posse can do this for each other.

that sark quote is the best!

love you sweets!!!

February 20, 2008 at 8:50:00 PM PST  
Blogger Marianne said...

i can't quite get out the words to express how much i second this today. thank you for honouring this very precious truth. love you monkey. xx

February 21, 2008 at 1:03:00 AM PST  
Blogger Cali said...

oh goodness, these have me crying. so sweet and priceless.

February 21, 2008 at 4:30:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

delicious and gorgeous! you can feel the love, the warmth and the care in all those photos.

February 21, 2008 at 4:38:00 AM PST  
Blogger kelly barton art + design said...


February 21, 2008 at 6:21:00 AM PST  
Blogger Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said...

okay these photos totally made me ache for a little lovin'...

February 21, 2008 at 6:55:00 AM PST  
Blogger Swirly said...

This lovefest gave me goose bumps and teary eyes...I feel like the luckiest woman in the world when I think of my soul sisters. LOVE YOU.

February 21, 2008 at 7:46:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I adore Sark!!! I agree with Michelle, those photos are lovely, and make me ache for some loving as well.

February 21, 2008 at 8:22:00 AM PST  
Blogger Lisa said...

Wow, this is beautiful. It was not until my adult life that I discovered the true importance of girlfriends. My father raised me to believe that friends are a waste of time, they can't be trusted, they can't be relied on, and friends don't matter.
I am so thankful for the women in my life that have helped me throw this BS line out the window. I don't have a link to photos, but I recently wrote about one of my favorite women here http://becominglisaluckie.blogspot.com/

February 21, 2008 at 9:09:00 AM PST  
Blogger tammy said...

what a beautiful reminder to take precious care of the blessings in our lives...

*thank you for including me and my gorgeous best friend in your yummy friend photo parade!

you gave us a beautiful gift when you took this photo of us. we both treasure it!

thank you.



February 21, 2008 at 9:23:00 AM PST  
Blogger Susannah Conway said...

awww, baby, this makes me want to hug you so bad...i'd be so lost without my girls in my life. love you, beautiful xxx

February 21, 2008 at 11:34:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


girls are better than home made mac and cheese on a cold winter day.


February 21, 2008 at 12:51:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read this entry this morning and almost responded, but I needed to take some time before I did so. I am envious of the relationships you have described here because this kind of friendship has been missing in my life. In fact, two women who I considered to be this kind of friend, women with whom I shared very significant parts of my life, have, through no good reason I can think of, dropped me from their lives and I am still wounded by it. I am doing what I can to move on and realize that they weren't who I thought they were and that I wasn't what they needed and to be okay with that.
Still, I am proud to know some remarkable, fascinating and talented women, but I am hesitant to truly share myself the way you describe. After how it turned out with the 2 I mentioned, ones who I believed for years were my kindreds, I am scared to give myself like that again.
I take comfort in reading your blog as well as Schmoopy, Dancing Mermaid and others and am glad for the relative anonymity of the blog world, but I sometimes yearn for the girly stuff, the acceptance, the just being that you have found with your friends. I do believe I can feel it again, it just may take me a bit longer.

February 21, 2008 at 1:10:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is such sweetness. I long intensly for my girly friends of my youth. How we used to hang on each other, hug, lay around. My best friend in college sat on my bed and read Siddhartha to me when I was sick.
I don't have those moments anymore. My best friend of the past 7 years is just not as touchy-feely as me, and my two other best friends live a plane ride away from me. In this new city I find myself in, I only have my hubby. Nice for some huggin, but a little manly for girly time. :)

But I love living through your pictures. They help me remember my loved ones. They make me want to jump on a plane. They make me swirl and want to dance, and remember the love.

February 21, 2008 at 7:41:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This really rocks...the friendship of women is a truly amazing bond. I'd be lost without my bff.

February 21, 2008 at 11:25:00 PM PST  
Blogger jenica said...

these are so beautiful.

i've been contemplating throwing together a soul(full) bloggers *conference*-- for lack of better words. just a time for all of us that have connected soul to soul via blogland to marinate in the yumminess. what do you think?

February 22, 2008 at 9:36:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found your blog while surfing the internet from my comfy sofa on a sunday afternoon - you are right about circle of girl-friends. My friend Caroline said to one of the ladies in church yesterday while giving me a hug that "I (as in me) give the best hugs - i'm just so hugable".

I love you picures they are really cool.

February 24, 2008 at 7:58:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So blessed to be part of your girl gang
and girl heart. :)

February 24, 2008 at 10:55:00 AM PST  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

These made me cry tonight.

Big elephant love tears, gratitude tears, such tenderness, emotion and beauty in these photos.

Having girls to nestle and fall into is the best gift there is.

I can't wait to nuzzle that cheek again.

I loooove you

February 25, 2008 at 4:08:00 PM PST  
Blogger Alessandra Cave said...

How beautiful! Thanks for sharing these amazing portraits of friendship!

March 3, 2008 at 10:14:00 AM PST  
Blogger couragetocreatewriteandlove said...

You are so loved, blessed and lucky.
I wish for at least just one girlfriend in my life.
Sending some more blessings and light in your way.

March 5, 2008 at 11:36:00 AM PST  

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