“Tej be-brlle , neger be-missale”, is an ancient Ethiopian saying, which literally means ” “tej “- a traditional drink mainly made from honey- may be drunk out of “brille” – a bulgy glass with a narrow, long neck and “neger” – an example or a proverb – belongs to oration or talk.
If we just take a glance at our dictionary – old or advanced – the meaning of friendship remains the same. “A friendship is a feeling which exists between friends”. In this sense, a neighbor can be a friend. Friendship can also exist between colleagues, school-mates, club members, extra, extra.
Here in our society, we have heard a great deal about best friends of the same sex. We have also heard a lot about friendship with fraternal affection. But much to my regret, almost nobody seems to be interested in the so-called “pure friendship” between a man and a woman.
” ..One could hear the shriek of sea-birds, the peaceful rushes and then a very strange occurrence takes place…” When I first read this paper, I really thought that the writer was rather joking. But that wasn’t at all a joke. He meant business! He went further and wrote: “The listener with his microphone would gradually dive in the surf and go a long way down.”