WE KEEP our friendships in our most SECRET parts of ourselves as defined by only us. They are the matches to our lives where we go to tell our secrets, cry , laugh , sing, dance, party, and share the deepest parts of our lives with. We bless them, we hate them, we love them, we are jealous of them, we forgive them, and we know we can’t live without them.
I found the above poem many years ago and I like it because it best explains the truth of what I see friendship to be. It had no author listed and it reads:
A friend is one who knows you as you are,
Understands where you’ve been,
Accepts who you’ve become,
And still invites you to grow.
May you take a moment to bless them all in your lives now. Whether you forget them in a week or they are still in your life in 10 years. Bless them. For they are like the fabric that holds us all together. They are a reminder that we are all connected through the etheric energetic strings of the universe and that any one of us can hold the other through those strings anytime we want to. Friends are there for the prayers we say in the moment of triumph and in the despair of grief at the loss a loved one. They hold us and we hold them. The fabric is whole.
WEB OF LIFE by Dawn M Cheney
We weave a web of life.
And others we entwine with ours
To form the ebb and flow
That makes it all worth while.