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On Friendship

Posted on:December 8, 2020 at 05:00 AM

The freedom to say
what’s on your mind
without filter or favor
is the epitome of true friendship.

It is when you are able to be
your most honest self,
with ease and with glee.

Spending time with friends
makes you feel lighter.
It eases the burden
and propels the jubilation.

So many things are easier with friends.
I have friends who really listen to what I say,
and I love them for it.
And I have friends who don’t really listen at all,
and I love them for that too.

It is good to be deep,
and wonderful to be glib. The interplay of ideas,
the banter of buddies,
the tandem of tone transcends
mere conversational exchange
and realizes the ever elusive state
of social comfort:
where no one is awkward,
no one is pretending,
no one is sacrificing for the sake of the other,
where two people in service to themselves
are perfectly servicing each other,
where the vibe is sweet,
and safe,
and good.

It is good to have friends.
And it is lucky to have friends.