friend love

my best friend lives in Hawaii. i do not. we are 4300km apart.  i don’t get to see her as often as i like but when i do it feels like i saw her only yesterday.

she is like a favourite pair of jeans, warm maple syrup on a pancakes, the first sip of morning coffee and the love of a pair of shoes all wrapped in one.  when i met her she was sporting white levis, keds and a navy t…she was shy and gorgeous.  still is!

no matter how far apart, she feels near when i hear her voice, read a text or simply remember.  any prince song from purple rain can evoke flashbacks of college hangovers, skipped class and boy crushes.  we are not the same, yet we are not as different as we maybe used to be.

the stories and the adventures… well $3 tanks of gas don’t get you as far as they used to… but whether broke or broken hearted the moments, memories and milestones got us here.

standing in my hallway downstairs i looked up and felt like she had been there every day. conversation flows and sometimes the best part of her visits are our morning coffee in pj’s. we don’t even talk we just are.

friend love. it can’t be measured or rated, it runs as deep as the ocean.

i can’t erase those 4300km … although many times i want to. but i’m hanging tight to the kind of friendship where space and places don’t really matter.

friends, hold them tight.


About ithinkinwords

i love common sense and innovation. the trails, mountains and oceans are magic. i run a little, have recently taken up mountain biking and find bliss in yoga. getting outside everyday and moving is a must! sometimes when i am driving i look into the rearview and think how did i get here? -- last time i looked i was 17 and crossing my fingers my VW had enough gas. well it got me here.

2 responses to “friend love”

  1. Christine@100things100days says :

    And here I thought I was your best friend or that she was my best friend. Aw, now I’m confused. But there is nothing like “friend love” and this is a very beautiful piece of writing. xoxoxoxo

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