Wednesday, January 12, 2011

by heart

(at the Harvest Vine)

I spent the evening with one of my oldest friends.
It's fair to say there are times she knows me better than I know myself.
We caught each other up on the particulars of our relatives, of friends we have in common.
And then there was parenting - oh, parenting.
Probably half the conversation was about sleep.
I love the way she thinks.
They never seem to happen frequently enough, these evenings.
I'm heading to bed now, feeling full and loved.

12 comments:

Yiota said...

That's a great feeling to go to bed with! Isn't it fantastic to have people that know and understand you so well?

laura said...

How great that you have someone like this :)

et lille oejeblik - a little moment said...

yes, i know that feeling of wonder. so amazing and always thinking "why not more often?". good old friends really are the salt of life.

Manya said...

Aren't friends like that, a blessing? My Spanish teacher who has become my friend now, told me something wise about me, yesterday, than no psychologist could of had. For the rest of the day I was flying!

Li + Belle said...

Deep friendship is a nice feeling. To be understood, even if you yourself do not always understand. To talk and to know that the other understands. And mention to each other ... In addition to the job, family, household and everyday life is often too little time for the nice feeling.

Purple Flowers said...

Friends like that are true treasures.

sandra said...

It sounds absolutely perfect. And you're right...times like these never seem to happen enough.

Barbara said...

Girlfriends are the best! I've had one special one since I was in high school, we've both moved all over, but the friendship will be there forever! And when we see each other, it's like we've never been apart!

Francesca said...

I lost my best friend to illness. Funny enough, her husband has now become the closest thing to a best friend for me, but the friendship with a woman is something on a different level. It's great that you were able to spend an evening with your friend.

Vanessa said...

I feel the same way about my oldest friends. Two of them came to my parents' Christmas party, and I spotted them from across the room sitting together on the sofa with their husbands and kids. It was so bizarre, but an amazing thing to see!

Sammi said...

With certain friends it doesn't matter how much time passes being with them is always awesome :D

KPiep said...

That type of friend is a very valuable treasure!