Friend. Such a dynamic word. We use it to describe so many of our tribe: acquaintances, fellow squadron members, those confined (blessed?) to the same base. As these relationships develop, the word starts to grow – to change. The same word now describes trust, honor, love; but, when spoken there is no distinction between the two meanings. That is left to the individuals involved who know they have gone beyond the first and have unexpectedly stumbled upon the second. It is a bond and a knowledge that is unspoken and necessary. We need and crave that second level, though rare it is. Today, I am so thankful for the friends in my life; because without them, I could not deal with the “friends” in my life.
Archives for March 2014
I’m thankful that we have adventurous friends. On the weekends when we’re feeling like staying in and recouping from the week, our friends invite us to go a-castling! “I was looking on Google Earth…” the conversation starts, and from there – we’re off! Navigating the dirty, rocky roads through villages and farmlands, searching for our destination (finding other sites along the way), finally, we arrive and stand in awe of the sheer amount of time the structure has been standing. So long that there is no rope, no visitors plaque – it’s just always been there – part of the landscape.