To me, friendship is the foundation for a good and caring relationship. A relationship that can grow into something deeper, more meaningful, and romantic. Every relationship comes with some risks. But we have the ability to care and to share the good, the bad, the happiness, the sorrow, and the willingness to talk about them all. You could be a Christmas gift any time of the year. A gift of friendship. Let us also be teachers to each other because teachers help us to become aware and to realize what hurts and what helps as we discover and rediscover the universe that is within us and around us. We can be that and more to and for each other. For if is true that a relationship ends, generally speaking, as it begins, then we have an adventure in store because we will start with friendship and, if fate chooses, end with friendship. What happens in between is the adventure. Perhaps a romantic and loving adventure. And some adventures can last a lifetime. We must all deal with the everyday trials and tribulations of life and survival. But let us not forget that we must also live and learn to relate to one another while we are still here in this world and in this life. Allow for the chance, the opportunity, to know and learn more about each other, then lets see where that path will lead. With regards to my photos, they range in time from September 2008 to July 2011.