I’ve been thinking a lot about my friends lately. There are really all types of friends. There are the ones that you see every now and then and share a glass of wine or dinner and catch up what’s been happening since you last got together. There are the ones who are actually more like acquaintances-you may see them in passing or at a party and spend a few minutes chatting about whatever.
Then there’s the category of hard core friends. These are the ones that are there for you-no matter what. These are the people that you call in the middle of the night, crying, when a relationship ends. Or when you want to do something absolutely nuts and need a partner in crime! These are the ones who drive half way across the country to give you a ride home when you decided to move and have sold your car. Or let you move in with them for months and never pressure you to go! Or year after year open their incredible island home to you. These are the people that you can not see for years, but when you do get together, it seems like no time at all has passed and you laugh as you reminisce about things that happened so many years ago and wonder “were we really that young and that crazy?”.
Yes, I’ve been thinking a lot about friends lately because some good friends have slowly drifted apart. Women who for years met frequently and enjoyed good food and always drank champagne and laughed so hard that it was hard to catch your breath. These same women shared their ups and downs and no matter what could always find joy in just being together. I’m not sure what has happened-politics, religion and who knows what else, but what was once a tight knit group, can never seem to find the time to be together. I find it hard to accept.
Friends-here’s to all the incredible friends I’ve had over the years and especially to the ones that are always there, year after year. Grazie a voi!