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For the Love of Friendship

I found myself needing to phone a friend the other day. Life was a little grey and I needed some sunshine; so that’s what I did. I phoned a friend. I rang S explaining my current state and before I had even put the phone down I heard the screech of brakes outside my530815_10152398027305596_1859505256_n apartment. “Darling, I’m here…” she sang as she  walked in wearing her fur coat and boots. Regardless of the situation S dresses glamorous for it. I love that. “Let’s talk.” And that’s what we did. I’ve known S since I was 15 and during the years we’ve seen each other through  the heartache and laughter of life; as well as some questionable fashion choices… We sat down at the kitchen table and cradled our mugs of coffee as we talked. And I settled back into the heart of what reminds me how beautiful life can be. A friend who will turn up and listen, and without needing to explain will feel the silent ache of your soul. But it’s not all about the serious stuff , it’s the comfort of  that kind nod of understanding.

“People might see me as nice.”I said “But I know I can be a bitch.”

“That’s because there’s no pretence about who you are. You’ve always known you.”S promptly replied.

And I smiled. True or not – she got it and we were both 15 again . Me indulging in my teenage angst and S, cool and collected, just putting it right with the perfect throwaway comment.

Friendship – one of Life’s great loves.

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15 thoughts on “For the Love of Friendship

  1. There’s that old saying to the effect that “you can pick your friends but you’re stuck with family” … I’ve been lucky with both. Take comfort: You Get The Friends You Deserve.

  2. Pingback: Reclaiming Friendship Love « Single White Christian

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