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On Friendship and Growing Old.

I wrote this up yesterday and then forgot to actually post it! Oops, sorry BEDA. Well, technically I did blog every day in April (so far). I just didn't post them all on daily!

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I noticed yesterday that one of my friends had a few flecks of silver in their hair, and while I know that 'going grey' isn't necessarily linked to age (I know at least two people in their very early twenties who get the occasional silver hair), it made me feel strangely sentimental about our friendship. These are people I've known nearly a decade. I met them in my early twenties. We've all grown up together, and helped each other along the way so many times. They've been my work buddies and confidants, my shoulders to cry on and my artistic inspiration. We've shared fandoms and obsessions together, attended conventions and taken holidays together, fallen out and forgiven each other and, most importantly, we've stayed close and very good friends throughout.

It's a good feeling. I can't imagine ever not knowing these people, so it's comforting to know that these are the faces I'll grow old with, if I'm lucky.

And if I'm not so lucky, and I die before I 'grow old', I know that these are the people who will mourn me at my funeral.

And if they don't, I'll haunt the buggers.

Comments

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rogue1717
Apr. 8th, 2013 12:06 pm (UTC)
you're lucky in that aspect. I don't really have anyone in the friendship category I've stayed that close to over the years. I'm REALLY bad about keeping in touch with people.

Do love the haunting bit though lol
reaperfox
Apr. 8th, 2013 12:12 pm (UTC)
Well, I think we're all lucky because we're all gaming/internet nerds, so even though we don't exactly live locally anymore, we keep in touch with Steam and video games ;p I know it'd be so different if we weren't like that, I've lost touch with a ton of "normal" non nerdy/internetty friends over the years :(
ugerchucker
Apr. 8th, 2013 09:17 pm (UTC)
Hah! I know how to deal with disgruntled spirits!

<3
zillabean
Apr. 9th, 2013 07:18 pm (UTC)
This was a beautiful post, thank you for sharing :)
secondlina
Apr. 12th, 2013 05:03 pm (UTC)
AAAAWWWWW so beautiful and charming :)
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