Saturday, May 4, 2013
How do you define friendship? Do you put certain parameters and rules on it? Are there expectations that must be met? I have been thinking about this for awhile. This year has seen so many losses, I feel a bit adrift. When I was headed to my friend's memorial service and feeling particularly down and needing to talk, I reached out to a friend who lives an ocean away. I particularly hate to cry in front of people. It is mortifying for this introvert. But, I knew F. was the one person who could hear my tears and it would be ok. And he did, and it was ok. I realized that it doesn't matter if he is in Italy. Friends don't have to live next door to be there for you. A friend is there when you need someone to listen and to care.