A Quote by John O'Donohue on friendship and recognition

Real friendship or love is not manufactured or achieved by an act of will or intention.  Friendship is always an act of recognition... in the moment of friendship, two souls suddenly recognize each other.  It could be a meeting on the street, or at a party or a lecture, or just a simple, banal introduction, then suddenly there is the flash of recognition and the embers of kinship grow.  There is an awakening between you, a sense of ancient knowing.

John O'Donohue

Source: Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom, Pages: 22..23

Contributed by: Tsuya