Thursday, October 30, 2008
Make New Friends, But Keep The Old...
Yesterday I got lots of well wishes from friends, new and old.
But one in particular was a pleasant surprise.
I have a childhood best friend who I don't talk to very much any more. She's still one of my favorite people in the world, but life has drifted us our separate ways. We live a good 5 states away from each other so we can't exactly get together for coffee or dinner.
It's interesting how our relationship has changed over the years. In High School, we did everything together. And I do mean everything! From fourth grade on, we shared large chunks of our lives. But then I went off to college and got married and started having kids, and she went off to Europe and has been working and finishing school. And oddly enough it wasn't till after we graduated High School that we really started being honest, I think. We've only seen each other a very few times in the past 10 years, and we only talk every few months. But I think there is more trust between us now. We've had discussions that we never would have trusted each other with in High School. Basically, I miss my friend. And yet I recognize the irony that some of our best communication has come after we no longer see each other.
Yesterday, she called me. And in a day where I felt grouchy and crummy, that few minutes of conversation before she went to work...that was just what I needed to give me a little boost and change my outlook.
Here's to friends, new and old. Sometimes, especially the old.