Sunday, March 01, 2009
Just thought I'd share this:
I have a friend - really my best (non-family) friend. We have been friends for 25 years. We saw each other through junior high and high school and all the teenage angst. We stayed friends while in university and going through our individual challenges. Aside from my husband (who has been at my side for for 19 years) my friend Michael knows me best in the whole world. The last time we saw each other was 5 years ago (he and his partner came for dinner.... then his partner and my husband rolled their eyes and watched TV while we talked half the night away). He has since moved to the other side of the country. He is now in town for business and we were planning to get together. I called him to put off the date because it was too cold to be wandering outside downtown. We were on the phone for over 3 hours. We talked about just about everything.
We noted that in friendships formed in childhood, that stand the test of time, there must be some "soul connection". Something that keeps people together through all the changes life throws at them must be more than just "we lived nearby and went to the same school". We decided that as with soul-mates and family members there must be something mystical that keeps pulling people together. We decided that we are not just lucky, but that we were ment to be friends, like I believe my husband and I were meant to find each other how we did and be together.
So, on friendship: if you have such a close friend in your life - someone that you can bare your soul to and know that only love and support will be offered - treasure them. Such friendships do not happen by accident - there is more at work than we see and understand. Revel in the fortunate series of fateful events that led those people to you.
Of course, it is 3am and I am sleep deprived and really happy to have caught up by phone with some one I have only facebooked for the last year and I'm feeling warm and fuzzy and feel free to disregard my gushing....