Normal is in the eye of the beholder. Whoopie Goldberg
Really, what is normal? Your normal may be outrageous to me. And what is normal to me may seem weird to you.
I know that that there are people who wonder about me. I am a bit different from most of the folks I know. Oh, I don’t howl at the moon or walk around naked, stand on street corners talking to myself or preaching strange doctrines. I am most often alone doing my thing…whatever that may be at any given time.
I have friends who are extroverts. In fact, most of my close friends are extroverts. They would go crazy if they spent as much time alone as I do. I am an introvert. If I don’t have my alone time I feel crazy anxious. And that ain’t a pretty sight. That’s not to say that there aren’t times when I want and need some time with people. It’s just not everyday.
When I am with the people I love and care about I know they are normal and they know I am normal. Our normal ways of being are just different. Keeps life and friendship interesting.
RonovanWrites Haiku Prompt Challenge #174 smooth/hand
and In Other Words, saint
The road is made smooth
Sharing your love with a saint
Holding a friend’s hand
McGuffey’s Reader Sparks 5 No medicine is more valuable, none more efficacious, none better suited to the cure of our temporal ills than a friend to whom we may turn for consolation in time of trouble, and with whom we may share happiness in time of joy.
Aelred of Rievaulx
Today I celebrate getting a sweet note from a friend.
It was like a Valentine.
The words were sweet and thoughtful and kind and lovely.
It is one of those notes that goes in the special box
where things of the heart are kept.
“All have their frailties and whoever looks for a friend without imperfections will never find what he seeks.” Cyrus the Great
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Friends, some are friends for life others for a time or season.
There are friends that are best friends for a while then they are not.
There are friends who are more acquaintances,
people we know slightly that are in the outer places of our lives.
Then there are those who are in our hearts.
We can see them every day and not grow tired or bored with them.
Or we may only see them once in a great while.
Then when we see them again it is like we have never been apart.
I have a friend who I met when she lived next door.
We saw each other most every day if only for a few minutes.
Then she moved away to go to school.
Now she lives in another country.
Sometimes 4 or 5 years will go by before we see each other again.
But when we do get together it is like we have never been parted.
We are friends of the heart.
I am blessed with her loving friendship and so very grateful.
I love you, Lesley.