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Monday, March 19, 2012

Scenes From My Weekend - Friends


Detail from the Patti Cadby Birch Court, constructed by craftsmen from Fez and is based on Moroccan late medieval design.

Making zucchini muffins




Over the weekend, one of my best friends came to visit. Erin and I have known each other since we were 15 years old. We spent the better part of Saturday afternoon wandering around the Islamic Art Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which reopened in November 2011 after 8 years of renovation, and the Asian Art Wing. Sunday morning was spent in DUMBO playing with the kids, throwing rocks into the river and riding the carousel. Sunday night, Erin and I met some other friends for dinner in Manhattan to celebrate a birthday and to see The Head & The Heart, a pretty cool band from Seattle that's kind of Americana and kind of not, but a whole lot of great music. All in all, it was a weekend filled with much needed time with friends.

I've been thinking a lot about friendships lately and how those relationships are sustained and maintained even after you move away and/or apart and are not a constant in each other's lives. With some people, it's a struggle but with others it comes so naturally and easily. While Erin and I don't talk or see each other all the time, we have consistently been in each other's lives since the day we met. When we do see each other or talk, we are able to pick up where we left off. There is a level of comfort and ease that I've come to value so much. There's no need for explanations. Through all the personal and life changes that we each have experienced over the last 20 years, it hasn't changed our relationship. For that, I am forever thankful.


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7 Comments:

At March 19, 2012 at 11:35 AM , Blogger The Preppy Girl in Pink said...

I was just having a conversation about this very same thing this morning. True friends are so important to keep our hearts satisfied. As I am getting older I am focusing more and more on the quality of my relationships and not the quantity. So glad you were able to enjoy the weekend with such a close friend.
The boys eating those ice creams with sprinkles...SO CUTE!!!

 
At March 19, 2012 at 12:39 PM , Blogger Jolene said...

I LOVE friendships like that. Those are the lifetime friendships, not the ones that are difficult to just BE friends with. Ya know? Sounds like a great weekend!

 
At March 19, 2012 at 8:20 PM , Blogger Christine said...

This weekend definitely reaffirmed for me the importance of lifetime and/or no-crap friendships and how critical they are for keeping me grounded and sane and loved. I also realized that it was that ability to connect that means the most to me - whether it's someone that I've been friends with forever and talk to frequently or someone who I haven't spoken to in 20 years.

 
At March 20, 2012 at 10:28 AM , Blogger Missy | Literal Mom said...

That is so awesome that you have a friend like that. It means she's a true friend! Love the pic of the boys with their ice cream. Priceless.

 
At March 20, 2012 at 11:51 AM , Blogger Shell said...

I love friends like that- no matter how much time passes, you fall right into an easy conversation.

 
At March 20, 2012 at 3:04 PM , Anonymous Lora @ Crazy Running Girl said...

I love friends like that and have a few, and it's such a great feeling when you can pick up like no time has passed.

 
At March 20, 2012 at 7:24 PM , Blogger Christine said...

You would think that ice cream and rainbow sprinkles would put smiles on their faces, but no... :-)

 

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