Sunday, August 29, 2010

friendship.

"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that gives value to survival." {C.S. Lewis}

The friends I have in my life, are gems.

I don't take for granted the friendships that I have, nor do I think they merely happened by chance. The more years that pass, the more I realize just how rare and beautiful a friend is. Not just a "friend" as the word is flippantly thrown around to cover all acquaintances - but a soul-friend. The ones who know my heart well, studying me like a book. Well-worn pages, and tidily-marks along the margins. Loving me, just for being me. And when I need to be reminded of what my heart is like, they know. They have shared in my joys, shared in my hurts. They have pushed me, and dreamed with me. There has been side-splitting laughter & gut-wrenching tears.

There are very few things I have found so beautiful in life.

2 comments:

hbradford said...

You are a gem. I miss you.

Lavar said...

You are right when it comes to soul-friends. Many people in the world today are brainwashed and infatuated by materialism. But true love, compassion, joy, and harmony come from within.