In this busy life,
If only we understand,
What it truly means.
When someone listens,
Truly takes the time to care,
Above their own needs.
Loyal, true and kind,
A mother hen of a friend,
Is my perception.
The Pretenders: I'll Stand By You
When I was young, I collected friends like charms on a bracelet. Now when I look at my yearbooks, I'm fairly sure we won't be keeping in touch.
Today, the true friends I have are wonders in my world. To me, with a friend, one can pick up a conversation as if no time has passed, with no judgments or excuses needed.
To have good friends, one needs to be one in return. Whether to listen, support or defend, this is a role I take very seriously.
"She became for me an island of fun, light, wisdom, where I could run with my discoveries and torments and hopes at any time of day and find welcome." (Mary Sarton)