I want to talk about friendship and our relationship with friends, not as a Valentine's afterthought but as a celebration of friendly love and my gratitude to the ones who I call friends and have offered me real frienddship.
Most of us have friends and have experienced some close relationships with some of them. The closeness experienced with friends is sometimes different from the one we experience with our family or lovers.
I believe that once we have a real friend, we experience love and that is not easy to come by in families or in our communities, in general. A good friend is as good as a good family member. Friendship is almost sacred in the sense that it is only yours to enjoy and it is unconditional. It is love flowing back and forth.
Society puts a lot of emphasys on friendship because It has always brought us love, a sense of belonging and is it a source of FUN, as well. Of course, there is always the cynics out there saying that Hallmark has created friendship!!!
The relationship I am trying to talk about is the one we call friendship, the real thing. The one where the other person is there for you no matter the "what", "why", "how", "when" or "where". You may be in Omaha and your friends in Brazil and still ... Those are the ones who give love and support and accept you for the love they have for you.
Friendship is a good relationship to pursue. Friendship is so good and sacred that it is the basis for lovers' relationships to flourish.
Without friendship, there is no love or fun.