Yet days go by, and weeks rush on,
And before I know it a year is gone,
And I never see my old friend’s face,
For life is a swift and terrible race.
He knows I like him just as well
As in the days when I rang his bell
And he rang mine.
We were younger then,
And now we are busy, tired men,
Tired with playing a foolish game,
Tired with trying to make a name.
“Tomorrow” I say; “I will call on Jim,
Just to show I am thinking of him.”
But tomorrow comes and tomorrow goes,
And the distance between us grows and grows.
Around the corner! yet miles away …
“Here’s the Telegram Sir. . .
“Jim died today’.”
And that’s what we get and deserve in the end,
Around the corner a vanished friend.
Charles Hanson Towne
How sad if this were all True or perhaps it maybe for some.
We do need to take the time to stay in contact with our friends, encouraging, supporting and uplifting them.
“We Remember Our Closest Friends were Once Strangers before they walked into our Heart.”
How wonderful when our friendship is bonded together by God’s Love because even if we are separated by time and space our Love for them does not die and they do not vanish nor does death shut them out, we are together in the Spirit the same as we are with God and so our hearts are united for Eternity.