Maybe we’re on the wrong side of some metaphorical bridge where the grass is crusty and not grass at all, but sharp little spines of glass. I dunno, Moritz.
But the one little speck of green that I get is your letters, so please never stop writing me.
You got that?
Because you’ll never meet me and it’s the closest we can get.
The two had very little figured out. They were trying though. They fell in love. They looked for God. They loved constructing miracles out of the mundane. Above all things, they cheered for each other. And they made each other stronger. And that meant everything.
True friends are like diamonds. They shine for you even on the darkest days.
They embraced and parted. They never saw each other again.
He had never done it before, and so he had no real understanding of how slow, and sad, and difficult it was to end a friendship.
I had no male friends now, though I did have a strong community of intelligent, supportive, funny women and I felt confused as to why they weren’t enough for me,
It’s better to be friends with someone that is willing to be your friend than someone that doesn’t.
That’s why we make enemies of our friends as soon as they start to drift, he thought, cos that way they get stuck with all our flaws, unlike when they’re shared. Maybe brief friendships are best. If you pul out in time, the vices are all theirs.
Sometimes we forget how important it is just to show up and take care of the good friendships that we have, or might like to have. Good friendships are hard to come by.
The hard fact of friendship is that you need to make time for new friends by first stripping out the people who are using your energy in an unsatisfying way. You have to take that risk of being friendless to make room in your life for others who will be your new best friends