Friends can be said to “fall in like” with as profound a thud as romantic partners fall in love. ~Letty Cottin Pogrebin
I’ve had a number of women friends over the years who I knew the minute we met we’d be great friends. I fell in like. But just as with the men I have quickly fallen in love with, some became real relationships/friendships and others did not. Perhaps it was not the right time or season in our lives, or we did not have the opportunity to deepen that bond that was made in the first few minutes of meeting. But to you others, thank you for falling in like with me.
Friendship is a true joy in life. There is little in life more satisfying than having a dear friend who you can call at all hours if you are in trouble, or to share a joy or just to talk — and to be able to pick up where you left off the conversation, days, months or years ago.
It’s important to me to be able to maintain long-distance friendships because we move so often. If I relied only on making new friends with every move, it would be far too exhausting for this introvert. But often I do make new friends — I’ve made wonderful friends in NY, and I hope to make wonderful friends where we move next. But those friends who stay close over the miles have become more and more important the older that I get.
Do you have a story of falling in like with a friend? What did that look like for you? I’d love to hear your stories and what those relationships have meant to you.