Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one. C.S. Lewis
this statement sums up how i feel about making friends as an adult! i need for there to be that spark, that a-ha moment when i realize that there really is someone out there who gets me.
blogging has brought me in contact with women from all over the world (literally!), and has afforded me the opportunity to *meet* many new friends. honestly, before blogging (BB), i don't think i was really aware that i needed these friends. but, oh, i DO! i spend an embarrassing amount of time reading your blogs, commenting on your daily mundane, composing witty notes to you in my head that i might or might not ever mail.
and to my *new* friend, carlo, i have to say, "what! you too? i thought i was the only one."
my old friend has been in my life since we paddled around the shallow end of the pool. we have always lived at least an hour and a half apart (usually more like six or seven.) you see, she stays put, firmly planted in manhattan, while i travel up and down the eastern seaboard. for more than thirty years, our friendship has been a constant. sometimes latent, but always a constant.
my *old* friend, luisa, & her husband, guy, welcomed twin girls, sasha and natalie, on mother's day! i am so happy for her!
in honor of national new friends/old friends week, i promise to get better with the good mail!! nothing says "i heart you" more than fun, random goodness in the mailbox. thank you both for enriching my life in so many ways!!
guilty pleasure: yeah, tessa!!