If you are lucky, like me, you have one or two people in your life who you know that you can always turn to no matter what happens.
We see this type of connection a lot in the movies, TVs, literature… most of media has a huge library of materials depicting how great these friendships are.
But we should keep in mind: when I talk about friendship, I’m only talking about mine. Because every set of connection is different.
Roses are all under the same name. But not just the fox knows, we all do, that every rose is meaningful and beautiful in his/her own way.
We all want different things out of different relationships. It’s always selfish, really. Friendship especially those developed from our childhood, is the least selfish.
Trust building is much easier when you are a kid/teenager. And trust is built through constant experiential and emotional bonding. That bond is normally strong.
That’s why we all feel more true to ourselves when we are surrounded by our closest friends.
Again, friendship develops all the time in our lives. I’ve made some really great friends along the way.
But what I’m writing about here, is about a friend of mine since I was 16.
Today is her birthday. And she’s in the lab right now, doing test on Covid-19.
She has always been the brave one, wanting to be at the front line changing the world. She works at a university. She wasn’t listed for the job. But she volunteered.
She’s not always the warmest of my friends but she’s always the one with the strangest idea and weirdest humour that matches mine 100%.
When I think of her, my heart is filled with an unexplainable, warm feeling.
And I’m so proud, and wish her well.
This is my best friendship experience. This friendship is an amazing source of inspiration for me and my writing. Because it touches me deeply. Even thinking about it gives me physical reaction of being cared about, and a sense of security.
It is just wonderful.
Who’s your friendship inspiration?
I’d love to hear all about it.