Saturday, June 29, 2013

Immortal Friendship

Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still. For they must needs be present, that love and live in that which is omnipresent. In this divine glass, they see face to face; and their converse is free, as well as pure. This is the comfort of friends, that though they may be said to die, yet their friendship and society are, in the best sense, ever present, because immortal.

~ William Penn, More Fruits of Solitude


  1. A particular occasion for this verse?

    1. Er, I may have stumbled across this quotation at the beginning of the final Harry Potter book. I thought it was a good commentary on friendship's bonds being stronger than even death. There are indeed "worse things than death," as Dumbledore tells Harry in the Half Blood Prince.

    2. Ah, nifty! =) Just making sure it wasn't an "In Memoriam . . ." or some such.