Optimus Amicus

She sees me when I think I am invisible
Knows where I am when I am lost
She makes me smile when I forgot how
Knows what it takes to make me laugh


She says what I need to hear
Using words I never knew existed
She lifts me up when I am down
Using energies of her own to help


She makes me think I am special
Telling me how I am unique
She pulls me out of my hidden place
Telling me it is not as fearful as I think


She talks to me for hours upon hours
Writes when we cannot speak
She makes up words to make me feel better
Writes them so I can say them back


She is the one person I can always confide in
I can tell her anything that’s on my mind
She listens to me and then makes me laugh
She is my Optimus Amicus, my soul mate, my friend.


Too often people associate a soul mate with a wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, lover. This is not always the case. Someone who is a friend can be a soul mate. It is two people whose souls have touched and intertwined. 

I have known people whose family members are their soul mates, or others who are friends that have never met, but talk to each other a great deal and know so much about each other because their souls connected. It can be friends with people who are married to someone else. Just because someone is a soul mate doesn’t mean there is love/lust situation. It transcends love. Becomes something more.

No amount of arguments or upset can keep soul mates apart. When you have found yours, feel blessed. Some people can go a lifetime with never finding who their one is, or meeting them and not stopping to get to know each other. 

Maybe that moment of “love at first sight” is not that, but more souls connecting across a room and interlocking into place.


Haibun Thinking ~ A Soul Is More Than A Soul

Haibun Thinking is a weekly challenge that gives a choice of using one of two prompts to create a Haibun.

Haibun is a Japanese literary form that combines one or more paragraphs of your written narrative (prose) with a concentrated (short) poem – the haiku. Hai stands for haiku, bun stands for prose.

The haibun and/or the haiku present a relationship between the nature of the human experience and ‘nature’ (the natural order of life).

If you would like to have a go, then take a look here, or if you would like to see what others have written, then take a look through the froggy.

This week the choices were:



“Some people can’t believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first.”
– Good Will Hunting

A Soul Is More Than A Soul

Every person in this world has someone special to them, whether that is a friend, brother, lover, sister, mother. Some people have more than one of these special people. Mythology says that humans used to have two heads, four arms, four legs and were unstoppable. The Gods at the time did not like this, so they threw thunder, they threw lightning, and they split these people into two so each had two arms, two legs and one head, but it also split the soul in two. For the rest of eternity, humans try to find the other part of their souls.

This is one reason we have soul mates – to be complete again. Each person has at least one soul mate. This is the special person we each have. A soul mate does not have to be the lover, the wife, the husband. It can be a member of a family or a friend. Some of us may find our soul mate early in life, others – very late. Some may be fortunate enough to find more than one in their lifetime. People like this are truly lucky.

One of the reasons we have a soul mate is so that we can learn who (or whom) we are, so we can learn how we can truly be, so we can be ourselves. Our soul mates are there, you may not realise that they are there. They may have been in your life for some time lifting you up with just little things they say, little things they do, a look, a smile, a nod.

you are not alone
when your soul is completed
two can become one

Sometimes You Will Never Know The True Value Of A Moment Until It Becomes A Memory

As we go through life, things happen and things change. People happen, and people change. Not all change for the worse though, some change for the better, although sometimes these changes are wrought in a burning fire. You can hurt each other badly, or one hurts the other badly and it seems that it will end. If you are that close though, you will get through it and come out the other side stronger, more resilient and closer than ever. I am not saying to go out and cause a ruckus with a friend as both sides have to be willing to forgive, even though it may take time, strength and energy. It is not something that will happen the next day, sometimes it can take weeks, months or maybe longer. If you are really close to begin with, don’t walk away. Give it time. That is a great healer, truly.

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