30 September 2011


Welcome to another Five Minute Friday, courtesy of Gypsy Mama.  A chance to pour out our hearts without worrying our heads.  No editing, no over thinking.  Just writing.

Today's Topic?  Friends


It's the best and worst part of living all over the world, for a few years at a time.  Every move makes me start all over again.  Sometimes I find them easily, and other times I have to search in the corners of my new life.  Sometimes I make them because of a single thread binding us, which snaps when geography separates us.  They aren't real, they don't last.

The ones that do, are the ones that have more than a thread.  The common ground keeps growing with every time we get together, every moment we share.

Those I count as my friends.

They are scattered all over this planet.  Their backgrounds are as diverse as a double rainbow, their value just as high, and my finding them just as rare.

Geography does not matter, nor does time between visits and chats.  They know as well as I that when we finally meet again, no time will have passed between us.

You know who you are.  I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to be your friend, and you mine.  Thank you.


How wonderful and difficult it was for me to put into words how I perceive my friends.  Thank you to Gypsy Mama for choosing this topic.  There are a ton of others linking up today, so head on over and read the beautiful writing of many talented bloggers.

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  1. Beautiful. It's true, you can tell the friendships that will be lasting. One thing I've noticed about people who move all over vs. people who stay put (like I did growing up) is that they are better at putting themselves out there to make new friends. I don't know if you are that way, but I am trying to be more like that.

  2. I can say that I have come a long way in the friendship making department since we started moving. The first party I had to go to in our first new place where I didn't know anyone...yeah, I had dry heaves on the front lawn before we even walked in the door. Much better now. But for an introvert like me, it's still a lot of work.

  3. Dude. Tears in my eyes. Beautiful post, and oh so true. Some are lifelong friends (as we will be for sure) and some...just not. YOU are awesome. :-)

  4. Beautiful post.. i totally appreciated you putting this into words. I to have traveled alot of places and stayed some short times, some long-- and made incredible friends that are incredibly hard to say goodbye to! Blessings on you

  5. Well, thank you ladies. I had a hard time putting it into words myself, which is why it is so short. But I guess you all understand the sentiment, so it was worth it.