True friendship

What is the true meaning of friendship? According to the dictionary, friendship is a relationship between friends. Friendship, for me, isn’t just about the relationship. It’s about the state of having mutual support and trust. 

Frequently, we label people as our “friends” because we hang out with them or we see them three to five times a week. Friends aren’t like that. Friends are the ones who will be there for you no matter what. Friends are the ones whom you only see three-four times a month yet everytime you meet it’s like nothing has changed. 

Friends are the ones you are so comfortable with. They are the ones you can tell your embarassing stories to, without the feeling of being judged. They are the ones who comes up to your mind when you need someone to talk to or even share your stories to and even though sometimes our stories become worthless and boring they still listen because they know you would also listen to theirs. 


Friends bring out the best in you. They also want what is good for you and what they know would benefit you. Friends aren’t only friends but they are family. That’s how important they are, to me. Friends are people you can count on and lean on. They are the people who will be there for you through thick and thin, through good times and bad times. 

Who are your friends? How important are they to you? 

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5 Famous Paintings In The World

Art is one’s way of expressing one’s thoughts and imaginations. It can be through poem, music, sculptures or paintings. Paintings are a form of art where you apply paint or pigments of color on solid surface.

Here Are 5 Famous Paintings In The World

1. Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci


The Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait of Lisa Gherardini by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, which has been described as “the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world”.

2. The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

The Starry Night is an oil on canvas by the Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. Painted in June 1889, it depicts the view from the east-facing window of his asylum room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, just before sunrise, with the addition of an idealized village. It has been in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City since 1941, acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. It is regarded as among Van Gogh’s finest works, and is one of the most recognized paintings in the history of Western culture.

3. The Scream by Edvard Munch


The Scream is the popular name given to each of four versions of a composition, created as both paintings and pastels, by Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch between 1893 and 1910. The German title Munch gave these works is Der Schrei der Natur (The Scream of Nature). The works show a figure with an agonized expression against a landscape with a tumultuous orange sky. Arthur Lubow has described The Scream as “an icon of modern art, a Mona Lisa for our time.”

4. Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer


Girl with a Pearl Earring is an oil painting by 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. It is a tronie of a girl with a headscarf and a pearl earring. The painting has been in the collection of the Mauritshuis in The Hague since 1902.

5. The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

The Last Supper is a late 15th-century mural painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan. It is one of the world’s most famous paintings.

 
Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mona_Lisa

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Starry_Night

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scream#Gallery

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girl_with_a_Pearl_Earring

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Supper_(Leonardo_da_Vinci)

“What is love?” Such a cliché question.

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.”‭‭ (1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:4-6‬)


What is love? Cliché, I know. But what is it really? Love can sometimes be defined based on what it is, and sometimes can be defined based on what it is not. Sometimes we define love based on what we feel but love has no definite meaning.

What is love? If you ask our generation, some may say love is when a person buys you cute gifts, sends you sweet messages or even someone who gives you butterflies. Isn’t love more than that? Isn’t love more than cute gifts, more than those sweet messages, more than those butterflies?

Some, associate love with romantic relationships but love isn’t just being in a relationship. We don’t need to be in a relationship to experience love. Love, sometimes can be unseen. It can come anytime whether we know it or not. We cannot sometimes see it because it is hidden in words like “Have you eaten?”, “It reminded me of you.”or even “Be careful.”

Bottom line is, love is more than the “I love you”s and it is more than the dates. Love comes even when we don’t see it. Love isn’t and shouldn’t be temporary, superficial, disposable or conditional. Love is much valuable than that.