The saying goes, “A good man is hard to find.” If there’s something I’ve discovered, it’s that the same is true for a good friend, be they man or woman. Last weekend I had one of the best weekends I’ve had in a long time. After being in Ontario for a month, and having no friends short of my flat mates, who are more acquaintances than friends, I had a visitor. One of my friends from back in Edmonton was on his way back home after spending the summer studying French in Quebec. He graced me with his presence for a couple of days, and it was wonderful. It’s amazing how there are those friends that you can go without seeing for an extended period of time, and yet when you do see each other again, you are able to pick up wherever you left off. Those are the type of people you want as lifelong friends. That’s the type of friend he is for me. Both of our lives are going in different directions, yet we spent the weekend trying different bistros and cafes, wandering the town, seeing the sights, trying delicious chocolates that cost way to much money, and just chilling in the evening with a couple of cups of tea and chatting up a storm. It’s amazing how you can spend an entire day with a good friend and not run out of things to talk about. And while there may be the occasional lull in conversation, they’re never awkward or uncomfortable. In fact, it’s during lulls in conversation that you can take the time to appreciate that you are so comfortable around your friend that there is no need for words. If you have a friend like this, let them know you appreciate them. After all, a kindred spirit is no small thing.
A good friend is hard to find…In Life in General on September 2, 2011 at 7:53 pm