It's that time of year again, when schoolgirl wrists are lined with colourful bands, often all the way up to their elbows, to represent the circle of friends that encompass schoolgirl worlds.
But it's not a tradition we carry with us into adulthood, and perhaps in the scheme of things, dropping it into the basket of 'leave behind' allows us to pick up other shiny objects from the basket for grown-ups.
But grown-ups have a lot of things on their minds — careers and house loans, laundry chores and grocery errands, babies and education funds. And friends often don't make the list. Friends must take a backseat to the grind of daily routine.
It's a loss that we learn to live with, and don't really miss. But what are we really losing out on? Does friendship merely represent an ear to hear our stories? Is it just someone to be silly with, to regress over memories of simpler times? Not to belittle these things at all, but friendships can be so much more; more than sharing stories, andRead More »from Holding on to friendship