Friendship

“Between friends there is no need for justice,
but people who are just still need the quality of friendship;
and indeed friendliness is considered to be justice in the fullest sense.”

Aristotle

FRIEND

“I’ve got your back.”

I’ll be your friend
No matter what
until the end
No “if” or “but.”

SONG: “Lean on me”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YapAxPfRyI

FRIENDLINESS

“Remain open.”

I was inclined to be friendly
Until you wore your henley.
Now I’ll reconsider
with my senses a twitter.

SONG: “Stand by me”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XL6C3vY0jM

JUSTICE

“Treating others as I would expect to be treated.”

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Niemöller