The “Franklin Campus” is a circle of creative energy dressed up as characters. Take Les for instance, when “campus” convenes he plays the part of Uncle Festus; a loveable, corny mix, who is quite delightfully indelible. His wife a petite twist of the bold Maud and ditzy Golden Girl Rose…spends her time trying to get Uncle Festus to behave. It is a routine they spin around in with ease…
“No, really he didn’t mean that.” “Honest, that was a joke.” “He’s kidding.”
In the campus mix is a painter whose palet is life, a real estate guru who amplifies home, a spinner of tales who turns words into people, a cook who hypnotizes batter into dreams, a heart-hostess who beckons the world, a chef whose artisan touches creates cheers and applause, a drummer who ignites hope into the dance of a child, a ‘boss” who inspires allegiance and laughter, a mom who calls forth life in us all, a gentle giant full of goodwill, a Shakesperean musician, a photographer focused on the big picture, a visionary with a mission for a continent, a bundle of talent wrapped up in fun, a comedian who’s wide-eyed with wonder, a woman of courage dressed in practical grace, and the circle continues to widen.
Everyone needs friends. The more diverse the more flavored the experience. The potential for heart expansion is elevated when we not only open our doors to those around us but celebrate the unique design of their personal offering.
Have a gathering soon. Invite the characters in your circle of reference and allow them to share their story through the natural outflow of conversations over dinner or dessert.
Franklin: the town we live in
Campus: friends in the same neighborhood.
Tuesday evenings: we gather at each others homes (rotating) for Mexican dinner (ordered in-everyone chips in).
Do you meet regularly with a group of friends? Why? Why not?