Putty

“New friends, like one’s best coat and patent-leather boots, are only intended for holiday wear. At other times they are neither serviceable nor comfortable; they do not answer the required purposes, are ill adapted to give us the ease we seek. A new coat, however, has this advantage, that in time it will become old and comfortable; so much can by no means be predicted with certainty of a new friend.”

Anthony Trollope

awkward puzzle piece

coat-stand awaits finishing –

putty in the cracks

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Written for Heeding Haiku With HA: Friendship.  My best friendships started a little clunky, but now our they have acquired the familiarity of an old coat – we fit just right.  Oh, the putty bit refers to the fact that, although it may appear to be a minor detail at times, it fills and adds to the final product. 

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4 thoughts on “Putty

  1. Wonderful quote. Which just reminds me of holiday dinners and the people you only see once or twice a year… neither serviceable or comfortable. It is those who leave without gossip that I would invite back informally. May your friends keep your finished coat rack full.

    Thanks for visiting my piece on the prompt ~Jules

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