Friends and Welsh classic literature

I was put in mind of a quotation from Hamlet today. Polonius’s advice to his son.
“Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them unto thy soul with hoops of steel”

I have a good friend who tonight gave me “Y Glust Glec”, one of the adventures of Tintin, and who has, over the last few months given me the following books-

Friendships like this are what Shakespeare was talking about :wink:

[edit- he wouldn’t let me buy him beers in return, saying he liked the books going to someone who enjoyed them. What’s the process of making someone a saint? He isn’t religious, let alone Catholic, but I’m sure in this case they would make an exception.]


One day your chance will come - this friend will need something and you’ll be there to deliver. Or perhaps it’ll be someone else who needs help that you can supply (or perhaps you already have?) and it will be that person who will be able to help your friend.

Or perhaps it won’t be a tit-for-tat, or a chain of 3 but a huuuuge circle of people helping each other out, and everyone gets their reward in the end. I’m positive that’s how the world works :smile: