Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Is there anything more precious than an old friend?
Friends from long ago, delightful and dear, are in town this week. What an experience! Hugs abound. We've told stories about our families, shared favorite books and movies, shopped in ridiculous places, and eaten more than we ought. My muscles ache because I've laughed so much.
These are especially dear people because they are creative souls. Successful photographers, consultants, and business people, they are at once both encouraging and demanding......How's my writing going? Do I miss photography? Have I thought about pursuing this or that option? Where am I headed? I'm so proud of who you are and what you are doing.....All those questions and comments sprinkled in with tales of their own passions and pursuits.
Inspiring, emotional, exhausting, and exhilarating all at the same time.
I wish for you companions such as these. People, who with kindness, love, and joy plumb your creative depths, dust off your dreams and hand them back to you with a wink and a smile. People who have wrestled with the demons particular to creative souls and lived to pass on the wisdom gained in the struggle. People who love you with enthusiasm whether you are a creative success or not.
Even better, I pray you will be that someone to another person.
No, there is nothing more precious than a friend of many years.