Bhakti Issa Urra
2 min readNov 2, 2023
© Sophia Rosenberg 2019, We’Moon 2023
Iniko © Sandra Stanton 2021

We don’t choose our relatives or our genetics,neither do we control what happens in the world around us. It’s why relationships matter more — they gift us with enrichment and beauty.

Friendship brings joy to life. People we love can enrich our everyday experiences. We get to share with them the aspects of life we cherish.

Our friendships help us through our challenges. Our friends provide support through hard times to make unimaginably difficult situations seem bearable.

Our individual preferences guide us toward the people who will best meet our particular social needs. With a little luck, we find buddies who can lend a hand and support us when needed.

Our preferences are the key to finding friends who can buffer against feeling alone and provide the social, emotional and health benefits of friendly companionship.

Tug O’ War by Shel Silverstein

In our world at war on so very many fronts these simple words are a powerful salve for all wounds — old, festering, new.

Bared shoulder blades breathing out wings.

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Bhakti Issa Urra

canvassing consciousness, constantly curious — ever challenged & changed