Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Sunshine & Light

Ok...I so want to rant today but you guys don't need to hear it two days running. Let just say I am more than a little frustrated with issues arising from the meeting I attended at school last night and we'll leave it at that....for now. Be prepared this post is long and somewhat mushy!

As I told you yesterday Lolly's best friend is moving at the end of this year and Lolly is a little worried that this means it's the end of a friendship. We have been talking about how with today's technology friendships know no boundaries and that just because Karlee isn't physically here there is always email, instant messenger, phone and good old snail mail to help keep the lines of friendship open.

This got me to thinking...yes I have friends here around the town I live in...some good friends, but my best friends...the people I speak to each and every day at some stage are spread far and wide across the world. Kandle, Angel, Blue, Natsay and are the ones that I bounce ideas off, that are there to pick me up when I am down, that offer honest and creative criticism, that I share my hopes, thoughts and dreams with. Out of all of you Kandle is the only one I have physically met, I have spoken either via phone or voice chat with Angel and Blue, and good old Yahell keeps us all chatting. Thanks to the magic of the Internet, my horizons not only got wider but it has made the world a smaller place. These friendships span two countries and four states with thousand of miles and a days worth of hours separating us all, yet we make it work.

So while all this is playing in my head (I was "playing" with my year threes at the time) I started smiling to myself...I could mentally see each of you and had a fair idea of what you would be doing at that time of the day where you are. It made me feel grounded and humbled. The five of you each bring something different to our friendships...some are new and some feel as old as time itself but all are important to me. All have been a huge part in my battle against the tide of depression...and all I am extremely thankful for.

Thank you.

PS... The "playing" term is something Lolly used one day to describe my job to someone. Her words were "My mum doesn't work she gets to play with year threes all day" I don't know what the hell she thinks I do in the library. LOL!


Natalie said...

awwwwwwwwwww!! Thanks Jibii!! I would never have made it through this year without you and we will meet in the comeing 12 months I am determined!! I am so grateful for the interenet and the friends I have made on it!!

Angel said...

I know we already talked about this, but this was so special to me, and it really touched me. You're a special friend and we've been through a lot of weird drama together, and I look forward to lots more. You always bring a special humor to everything we talk about. I'll be in bed by the time you read this, so please don't be imagining what I'm doing any more today. LMAO Smooshma to you, Sue!

Just Jini's said...

Oh I had a bit of a cry that is so special. You are so right about everything. I feel closer to you guys than I do to the friends I have in town.
Thank you.

bluemmbabe said...

I got a little teary-eyed when I read this last night. I don’t know what I would do without our daily chats while I am at work. Actually, I do know—I would go totally insane! You are a touchstone for me—someone that listens as I vent, makes me laugh, and then sends Ke to me to brighten my mood. :-)

Your blog started me thinking. I realized you know more about me than anyone else in my life right now (that is including my hubby, family, and friends nearby). Since my 2 best friends in high school, nobody has “gotten” me as much as you do. Unfortunately I have lost touch with those 2 friends—our lives went separate ways before all the wonder technology that allows us to keep in touch on a daily basis. You understand my fascination with duct tape and dancing, donuts and furballs, and why housework & laundry are evil and should be avoided at all costs.

Here’s a quote I found about friendship that I think says it all:

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. ~Albert Schweitzer

Thanks for being my friend!

jibiibear said...

I tell lot are a bunch of babies. LOL! This post wasn't meant to make any of you was my way of telling you how much you all mean to me.

Blue...I am so loving that quote. It will be one that I add to a scrapping page sometime soon.