I despise the rituals of fake friendship. I wish we could just claw each other’s eyes out and call it a day; instead we put on huge radiant smiles and spout compliments until our teeth hurt from the saccharine sweetness of it all.
They forgot everything the minute they were together again.
What joy to fully know and feel the bond of true friendship.
The words ‘I love you’ are worthless when you don’t know who the ‘I’ is in that statement.
He knew this could turn out to be a very dangerous ploy if it backfired, but he also knew he had his best friend firmly on his side. If nothing else, he knew he could let her take all the blame and she’d do it. He’d owe her majorly – what else were best friends for but blackmail opportunities and owing giant favors, anyway – but she’d do it.
I wrapped my hands around the familiar cup and tried to draw strength from it. It was from Thea’s old Moss Rose set, remnant of careful scrimping and saving in her first year of marriage. Yet the mellow old cup now brought me no comfort, only a feeling of helplessness, of time slipping away. Sunday-best dishes gone to everyday and now to mismatched pieces. Like Thea and me
No matter where we come from, there is one language we can all speak and understand from birth, the language of the heart, love.
When you’re alone, you harbour one hundred percent all off the good things. But this also means that you harbour all the bad things. I learnt my own goals slowed down when I was with others, but having shared the good things, sharing the pain, having that friendship excelled what I alone couldn’t do. It doesn’t need to be logical, friendships are a part of life, and when is that logical? Life doesn’t make sense, but you don’t have to live it alone.
I never really knew anything about friendship before I was in the Army. Did you Vince?”
“Not a thing. It’s the best thing there is. Just About.
Friendship gives us the strength to turn from lambs into lions.