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About Friendship.

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“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”

-Linda Grayson

When I left for college, one of those snippets of advice that I received over and over again was this: college is not about what you learn inside the classroom. 

My friend Jenaveve, who is always there with a friendly smile and a loving laugh.

My friend Jenaveve, who is always there with a friendly smile and a loving laugh.

I’ve learned that this statement is true, for me. Don’t get me wrong, I have learned so many skills and facts from my class time. But I spend far more time outside the classroom than in it. And I spend that time with my peers, especially those I call friends. 

Jessica

My lovely friend Jessica, showing off her two cups of coffee from Dutch Bros and Starbucks. Jessica is one of my homework friends and my soup-making friend.

Friendship is a funny thing. It is tenuous, fragile, and delicate. Yet it can also be strong, fortified, and everlasting. It can be confined by a specific activity (running friends, homework friends, soup-making friends) or it can be all encompassing. Friendships are what get me outside of my own head. 

My friend Jenny visited my house for a weekend this Jan term. My dog, Lance, fell in love with her.

My friend Jenny visited my house for a weekend this Jan term. My dog, Lance, fell in love with her.

There is nothing better than finding a good friend. All anyone wants is to be loved, to be accepted, and to feel like they belong. Friends can provide that, and more––often in ways we never expect. I have friends to make music with, friends to travel with, friends to watch TV with, and friends who live their lives with me. But most of all, I have friends who care about me, and whom I care about in return.

My good friend Jeremy while we were in Costa Rica.

My friend Jeremy while we were in Costa Rica. Jeremy is my movie-watching, ice-cream-eating, music-making friend.

Thanks for stopping by. 

Featured photo by me, of my friends Kit and Gabe on choir tour last spring. All photos edited using Adobe Photoshop Elements. 

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This entry was published on March 23, 2013 at 12:33 PM and is filed under About..., On Love. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “About Friendship.

  1. Each one of these posts is excellent. The photos are sharp, colorful, and evocative of the mood and the message. The writing in expressive and captivating. I’m tempted to say I like the post about your mother the best, but the fact is each one of these posts offers a clear and heartfelt message about something (or someone) important to you. The photo enhancements are subtle, which highlights the visual message in each without letting the technology overpower the fundamental photography. In blogging, you’ve found your voice. I’m anxious to see what your final project will be.

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