10 thoughts on “Four flowers on a twig

  1. It is nice to see all of you. Unfortunately we will be not be able to see Katu and Sudharma at the reunion. Hope they will change their mind at the last moment.

    Nisantha

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  2. Dear Ariya
    It is nice to see 👀 the “togetherness” 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👩‍👩‍👦‍👦of the batch,
    And note the eagerness of friends who are ready to tarry.
    This makes me very 😊 happy
    And may our friendships 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 tarry,
    And hope our exits won’t be made in a hurry.
    Praxy

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  3. Dear Ariya.

    A nice photo Thanks

    I agree with you, FRIENDSHIP is like a sheltering tree, with twigs and branches harbouring the

    blooming flowers of friends, which radiate the fragrance of togetherness,.

    Frienship is not measured by how tall the tree grows, but by how far it spreads it’s branches.

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  4. Thanks Ariya for the lovely photo of Sudharma, Katu, your self and Wasantha .

    I do hope, like Nisantha, that Sudarma and Katu will make a last minute decision to meet us all, in less than a month .
    I can hardly wait !

    Yes- agree with Praxy and Rani– Friendship is the greatest gift of all and our Class of 64 has shown this in more than one way .
    Both of you describes it well , in such poetic terms– Praxy you are quite good at writing up little ditties and Rani- enjoy your philosophical way of looking at friendships .

    Fragrant Blossoms on a tree with many branches , spreading across the globe .
    eagled

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  5. Thanks for MY MATES FOR the beautiful comments

    Dear pals, glad to see philosophers in the batch
    Coming out with positive sentiments in a clutch
    I like to share a saying about friendship, I learnt in childhood
    It is applicable at any age, so bear with me, my friends good

    EVEN IN LONLINESS, IN SICKNESS IN CONFUSION
    THE MERE KNOWLEDGE OF FRIENDSHIP IS A BOON
    IT MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO ENDURE ANY HARDSHIP
    EVEN WHEN THE FRIEND IS POWERLESS TO HELP

    SOOTHING ENOUGH JUST TO KNOW THEY EXIST
    THEIR BENOVALENT THOUGHTS ARE SUFFICIENT
    FRIENDSHIP IS NOT DIMINISHED BY DISTANCE OR TIME
    BY IMPRISONMENT OR WAR, BY SUFFERING OR SILENCE
    IT IS INDEED IN THESE THINGS, THAT IT ROOTS DEEPLY
    AS FROM THESE THINGS FRIENDSHIP FLOURISHES AVIDLY

    Ariya

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    • Well said my dear Ariya, The Class Poet !

      We have ALL stood the Test of Time .

      Time to Meet, Greet and further strengthen the Bonds of Friendship of Class of 64 , Across the Globe .

      Time Waits for No One — So, Lets Meet and have a Blast !
      See you all- in less than 4 wks !

      eagleD

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      • Dear Ariya , Deepthie Rani and Nisantha,.
        As I always say there seems to be a special bond of friendship in our batch and this a truly a great blessing. This year’s RU will strengthen that bond and we must strive to continue these special bonds of friendship we have established. Praxy

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  6. Appeal for those who are contemplating

    Nice to read so refreshing comments from our mates
    Pure and genuine, seem to come directly from hearts
    Appeal to my mates if they can make the date precious
    It isn’t too late everyone wants, you do surprise your pals
    Ariya

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  7. Yes Praxy and others .
    We will be together in 4 wks- 5th oct and today is 5th sept – time flies for sure .

    We must not forget the fact that, if not for Sam The Web Man- we would never have formed this ‘special bond ‘ this time around .
    We did not have The Web last time , and now, we are a much closer knit bunch than ever before — Thank You Sam, for all the good hard work you have put into the Web .
    Well Done- Web Masnter .

    Last time in 2014- there were close to 90 of us + spouses .
    This time- we are only 40 — but it is ok, at least 40 of us have decided to ‘keep it going ‘ so to speak .

    Others- have various personal reasons , family situations, and other unexpected, unavoidable situations , and more over health reasons , for not being unable to personally participate and be with us on the 5,6, 7 oct .
    But, we will remember them all , with much love and we will miss them all and wish them well – where ever they may be around the globe .

    I for one, gave a surprise to all, when I showed up on thursday at Beruwala, and again on friday, at the Faculty meeting .
    I too had some personal reasons for not attending the event – but, Thank God , things worked out well for me in the end, and I made that so called ‘ last minute decision ‘ to come, much to the surprise of Lakshman and Ranjith Almeida , who had to know about my arrival , for room bookings etc .

    This was one of THE best decisions I have ever made in my life .

    I must thank Laki and MLD ( Laki ). for the many phone calls I recvd from them, and as luck would have it, ” The Tide Turned Around” for me in a good way !
    ” Someone Up There'” heard Lakshman and Laki talking to me !!!!

    Narme and others had NO clue about my last minute decision to attend and he just about fell over, when he walked into Laki’s home and saw me there, on the thursday —
    Narme, sent me the most endearing e-mails — ” Come to Lanka on Eagle Wings ‘ he said in one of his e-mails !

    Same Surprise, for Dharma, Anoja, and Selva who saw me on that thursday, when we went to check out the details at Eden .
    This goes to show how well the Secret of Surprise was kept by Laki and RA . !

    I do recall,with much fondness, meeting Damayanthi at the Faculty on Friday – and she actually cried, real tears, when she saw me and hugged me ,and this made me realize that ‘ Special Bond of Friendship ‘ among the Class of 64 mates .
    This time around, I will be sharing a room with Damayanthie for the entire Beruwala and Passekuda events . Again, there will be much tears of joy !!

    This is how I got ‘involved’ with the Class of 64 ” and the Rest is History !!!!!

    This is a Last Minute Appeal to those Undecided Mates !
    eagle D

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