Thursday, December 12, 2013

Ride or die...

Today I was filing through my Facebook profile looking for a picture of myself… "in my youth" that someone had requested when I got side-tracked & instead took an hour long journey down memory lane.  What caught my eye the most was the ridiculous amount of hairstyles I've had over the past few years (some more…um… aesthetically pleasing than others) and moreover, how many damn pictures I have with my friend Thithi.  I've known this lady for some time now & as I looked through the pics I thought about what an amazing journey it has been.  She is, without a doubt, one of the most interesting people I have had the good fortune of knowing: loving yet aloof, funny & infuriating, spontaneous yet controlled, strong & charming & shy & scary (at times) – a true woman of the times.  If friends are the family you choose, she has turned out to be one of the sisters I never had.  Anyway, my intention is not just to drone on about the multiple virtues of my friend (because then we'd be here or weeks) but rather to reflect on friendship as a whole.  As someone who didn't have sisters & grew up mostly in male company,  female friendships have always been an enigmatic concept that I coveted but couldn't seem to attain in their purest form.  What I have learnt this year is that, although they can often be complicated and burdened by the usual emotional parasites (jealousy, backstabbing, deceit etc.) once you find female friends, or even one friend, who meets your expectations of what a friend should be, there is a very profound emotional plane upon which women operate that results in a level of intimacy that is unparalleled by even romantic relationships.  As per usual, at this time of year (as my birthday approaches) I always get a bit reflective about the year that was and the relationships that I had, both romantic & platonic, and I can honestly say that this has been a particularly good year for friendship and I hope that next year will see me developing more of my existing friendships and perhaps even opening the doors to some new ones:)   
Ok. That's all.


1 comment

  1. What a lovely post. You should totally count yourself lucky and blessed with relationships like this one.

    Also, Love the header.


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