Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Friendship. It is a rare thing. A true friend is almost like a unicorn, a mythical creature. Note I said almost. I have watched my circle of friends dwindle as time passes. Now in my early thirties I look at the small circle that is left around me and am amazed by who is left. These jewels, amazing, beautiful human beings have stood the test of time. My newest friendship being a year old and my oldest one being 26 years old.

What I find to be the most amazing part is where some of these friendships started. How they have managed to stand the test of time, and I mean a hard test, is mind-boggling. One friend I spent one week with 10 years ago. We haven't been in the same city for 10 years yet he is one of my closest and dearest friends. Another one, again going on 10 years, we get together for coffee every so often and its like no time has passed. We all lead completely different lives, our jobs aren't even related. The only thing keeping us friends is the simple pleasure of a good talk.

I think I find all this so amazing because I fell off the face of the planet for the last 4 years. I am just re-entering society. When I met my soon-to-be-ex I did what a lot of girls do and absorbed myself completely into him. Stopped talking to all my male friends, spent more time with his friends then mine. Now I am coming out and these people who I missed terribly in my life have reentered it as though no time has passed.

I am forever grateful to these rocks, part of the foundation of my life for not forgetting about me and for taking me back.


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