Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April 17. Day 107. No strings attached

It is pretty much universally accepted that the "Friends" the Beatles needed to help get by were of the chemical not human variety. Those sort of friends come with big strings attached.
True friends help out without conditions. Today one such knight in shining armour came to my rescue to lend a hand. I was looking at all the balls I needed to try to keep in the air today and realised that it was just not going to happen. My mate Anthony, without flinching, took on one of my commitments and asked nothing in return. That's a true friend. I'm pretty sure he knows I'd do the same for him but I'm equally sure that didn't influence his decision to help out. Mates help mates.
So today's photo is of the steady hands of busker Po Lin Fu in the Queen Street Mall this afternoon.
Po was entertaining crowds by moving a floating ball around with no strings attached. Not once did he drop the ball. He made it look effortless even though there was doubtless a lot going on we couldn't see. This seemed to sum up today perfectly.
Thanks Mate.


  1. Fantastic photographs. The hands are so graceful. You're right, there's nothing quite like true friendship x

  2. i have a handful of what i call true friends and i am so grateful to have them in my life.
    such graceful photos - i also like the reflections captured in the glass ball x

  3. Lovely photographs, like a swan; gracefully moving around, while all the muscles are going hell for leather underneath the surface.

    Thanks for linking up to Project 365.

  4. Slight of hand?! As you say, true friends are there when you need them and not expecting anything in return.

  5. I love these photos! But you have just smashed a little bit of my childhood!! We used to sing Beatles in assembly at primary school and I had NO idea that song was not about friendship!! Haha :-D