Ships in the Night

“There are those who pass like ships in the night, who meet for a moment, then sail out of sight with never a backward glance of regret; folks we know briefly then quickly forget. Then there are friends who sail together, through quiet waters and stormy weather, helping each other through joy and through strife. And they are the kind who give meaning to life.” Author Unknown4001111706_acc72a6cac_o

Here in WordPress, are we just like ships, passing each other in the night?  We  all come and go out of each others lives. Some leave us with good memories, others not so much!

PS Photo of ship in Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong supplied by my friend CP Chan.

52 thoughts on “Ships in the Night

  1. Hey! Great posts! Well, maybe we are like ships, we come… we go… take people in different trips, always bringing to a lot of different places! Be Japan, Brazil…. even if only through the photos and imagination!

    This was a very good post! Thank you for this! Even if we are just passing each other in the night, some of us are more common site than others… Thank you for always stopping by my blog!

  2. Lovely pic. It does sometimes feel like ships passing – sometimes there’s only time for a like, to show our appreciation; other times we can board the ship and visit for a while. So many blogs, so little time,.

  3. I think many of us just briefly pass in the night while some sail together for longer…enriching the experience of sharing this earth while each seeing a different corner of it. Great post and lovely picture!

  4. I have not seen this particular longer quote before though the phrase ‘ships that pass in the night’ also occurs in a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
    I so enjoy visiting your blog, Michael – it is a wonderful way of armchair travelling 🙂
    Long may our ships pass each other on our daily journey around WordPress 🙂

    • I like Longfellow’s poems and read them when I was at school.
      Yeah, we are travelling round and round the globe, leaving impressions on others!

  5. I love the idea of ships in the night. We may pass other lives so quickly in just a glance of an eye but I treasure every moment I step into another point of view, another piece of life. They like sparkling dust in the air which make my day (or night) so colorful and joyful even if I do not know them so well in real life. I love your blogpost, very clean but very thoughtful and I love to learn from people as much as I can. Thank you 🙂

  6. Perhaps we should embark the people in the Middle East on a cruise together so they will enjoy sailing on the same vessel. When they return to port, they will be friends throwing roses at each others instead of missiles.

    I loved your picture and your deep quotation. Deep meaning and food for thought. Thank you for sharing Michael Lai. Maybe our ships will meet someday. It is a small world and we never know what is written in the sky.

    • I hope all people in the world will have a deeper understanding of each other and pay more respect to each other and accepting that each may differ and not passing each other in the night!

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