Friendship…

and conversation.

white staffordshire bull terrier tucked onder man's legs on sofa black and white


True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.

Joseph Addison

These two, it’s rare to find one without the other and if I was the jealous kind I might wonder how that came to be in such a short period of time.

Friendships come in all shapes and sizes. How they start, how easy they are to maintain, and how some die, by-products of neglect or simply by exceeding their best by date. Friendships, like relationships, do seem to have a shelf life, whether we want them to or not.

The ones that I hold the most dear are the ones that can handle a little neglect. Those are the friends that know that space and distance can happen while we deal with our own lives. That periods of time without communication doesn’t mean that they’re not thought about.

I love the photo above. It’s not unique, it happens on most days that I will find these two together. They both get a lot out of it and on the days when I can’t be part of it, I can look at this picture. It never fails to bring a smile to my face.

6 thoughts on “Friendship…”

  1. I love it! I think of you often and with a smile. Glad you are doing well my friend. Can’t believe you are lifting so much weight. Miss you.

  2. I can’t remember when I last saw something so delightful. For some reason I thought you had to be without your heart-and-soul treasure, and I ached for the loss for you. How wonderful that I was completely wrong!

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