There is something absolutely magical about a gathering of friends. Magical is not an imaginary word because you just have to feel… feel the presence of women clustered around a table, a cup of coffee, tea or wine in their hands… eyes searching and showing understanding for every spilled word, giving out vibes of connectivity. Like I said magical.
I recently attended an awards ceremony where I was a nominee for recognition. Seven women, several who were new in my circle of friends, joined me for the celebration. We agreed that if I lost, they would all say “how could that happen, you are surely the best.” If I won, they would say in unison: “Yeah – well deserved wonderful friend.”
Well I did not win, but the celebration carried over through dessert and shaking hands with the woman who did win the award. “Well-deserved” we said to her. “We are so glad we could be here this evening to share this excitement with other talented women. This is awesome!”
As we sat around the table and the evening was wrapping up, I realized how lucky I am to have friends who can relate to my experiences, to the things that happen around and to me, that feel what I feel.
Friendships just don’t happen overnight. It takes time to get to know one another, to trust, to appreciate and to honor. Some of my friends that evening have known me for several years, others just a few months, but if you did not know the details; you would think we have been connected as this amazing band of women for eons. Eons is a very long time and I cherish the thought that our friendships will live on for eons, but for now: tonight was lovely. Not just for me, but for all of us.
Friendships are like a wonderful, warm, silk-like journey that strengthens the bones, the heart and lungs, the spirit and the soul. Friendships among women are life giving. Here’s to life!
Gezil (Kristin) Andrews is new to blogging, but not new to writing. She first wrote a poem for her mother at age 12 and is still working hard to get the dangling participles, pronouns and adjectives in all the right places. Welcome.