Wednesday, August 20, 2008


I recently had a friend that I hadn't talked to in ten years contact me. I was happy because it is always wonderful to hear from an old friend. Ironically, a couple of months back, my best childhood friend from 20 years ago got in touch with me. It has brought my thought around to the wonderful friends I have acquired in my lifetime. As life goes on, we go through periods where we grow apart, whether to go off to college, move away & marry, having children who take up a majority of your time. But the friendships are always still there, if just quietly in the background.

There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound. ~Diana Cortes

Since I have lived in New Hampshire, I have only made a couple of really close friends (one who moved to Ohio!). It seems as though our closest friendships are forged in the first 20 years of our lives. After that, you are just sort of pushed into mundane relationships with those people you are physically around... coworkers, moms at the park, parents from the PTA, most of whom you have nothing in common with except your children.

Those friendships don't compare to the friends I can giggle with for hours like a schoolgirl, or call on the phone when I am overwhelmed with life. Sometimes I get bummed that I don't have a best friend right next door that I can run over & have a tea with on a Wednesday afternoon. But then I am so lucky to have the most energetic, beautiful, funny, dynamic, independent friends in the world! Even if they live across the country in Washington, or 40 minutes away in the mountains- they are still my friends & I love them and enjoy every minute I have with them, whether it is side by side or over email! I am a lucky girl!

1 comment:

  1. I think we are the lucky ones to have YOU as a friend! I love you! I can't wait to see you Friday!