Thursday, January 6, 2011

friendship is all about.

it is 1:30 am right now and i'm still awake! {and have work in the morning...not a good combination} i have had my share of empty and quiet apartments this year and it can often feel quite lonely when there is no one around to talk to. yet, i have just spent the last three nights in a row staying up until 1:00 in the morning talking to one of my friends about everything from movies, family, the gospel {and many countless aspects of it}, boys, choices, politics, video games, and relationships. you name it, we've probably talked about it. i feel like it's not very often you come across a true friend that you can talk about deep and thought provoking things that actually matter. {and for hours at a time!} especially the older you get it seems the more acquaintances you have, yet the relationship really has no foundation or roots holding it together. you know who people are, but you don't REALLY know them as a real person or know what has shaped them into the person they truly are. we all need to be understood. we all want to be heard. yet sometimes it just seems no one will listen. there are so many people around us, yet we still feel lost and unnoticed. but then we find that one person who wants to hear. wants to understand. i remember so many times over the summer talking on the phone with some of my cousins and mom late into the night. many such nights often included laughing and dare i say it-crying. yet we took turns listening when the other needed to be heard. through it all...what it all comes down to...these late nights talking, even knowing work awaits you bright and early, is knowing that they care, showing them that you care, learning about each other, and sharing your experiences...the broken hearts and the undeniable happiness. that's what friendship is about.

"It would be easy to say that the pants changed everything that summer. But looking back now I feel like our lives changed because they had to, and that the real magic of the pants was in bearing witness to all of this and in somehow holding us together when it felt like nothing would ever be the same again. Some things never would be. But we know now that no matter how far we traveled on our own separate paths...Somehow we would always find out way back to each other. And with that, we could get through anything. To us. Who we were, and who we are. And who we'll be. To the pants. And the sisterhood. And this moment, and the rest of our lives. Together and apart." - The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

“Even though we've changed and we're finding our own place in the world, we know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, we'll come to each other, because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we're not still friends.”

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