And, since it was Valentine's day a couple of days ago (not that we celebrate it much round here) I offer this poem dedicated, not to lovers, but to all real friends who walk the pilgrim path together and take joy and comfort in one another ..
Come laugh with me and dance with love
Across the meadows of the sky
And giggle in the comet’s train
And learn our bondage was a lie.
Let us drink from the one shared cup,
And feed each other with a spoon;
And dream of wonders that were born
In the deep valleys of the moon.
And let us wander hand in hand
Where beggars and glad minstrels go
And shed our shoes and sing our joy
And dark old prisons overthrow.