Prickly Pear

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

"One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and be understood." ― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Friendship is a truly beautiful thing in life. It's difficult to find people with whom you genuinely connect. I'm thankful to say I have meaningful and deep friendships. I met these people at different stages of my life and even though most of them are on the other side of the world or country, they all hold a significant place in my heart. Admittedly, I need to constantly remind myself to be a better and more present friend. Distance is an obstacle in any kind of relationship, romantic or platonic. There are many factors to maintaining friendships, it can often be a struggle even if you live in the same city. But I hate making excuses, so stop making excuses!

Last summer, Caro sent me Prickly Pear by Portico Quartet (now known as Portico). She said this reminded her of our friendship. After I listened to it, I knew what she meant. This piece of music captures the whimsy and playfulness of our friendship. It's happy and non-judgmental. I'm so grateful to know someone with whom I can share myself. I feel pure, unadultered bliss. Friendships make life worth living.