This post is late and the guilt over the too rapidly achieved inconsistency will haunt me forever, probably. It’s always difficult to reconcile how the good can happen in tandem with the very bad. Typically, when I get too overwhelmed with trying to understand things or figure them out (which is often because I feel cursed with this obligation) I try to focus on what I don’t have to work to understand, like my friendships.
Throughout any hardship, heartbreak, or rite of passage my friends and I always show up for each other. I’m sure there have been times when we were younger when maybe that wasn’t always the case but as we’ve grown up we are each other’s constants.
I don’t really believe in luck, but for whatever reason I was lucky enough to have found these people in a city of millions and we have stayed friends ever since we’ve met.
I think what I love most about our friendships is how our taste in some things vary but ultimately it doesn’t matter because our values are all the same and that’s the glue.
Here are some songs that remind me of my friends partially stolen from our road trip playlist that one of us made but a couple of these just remind me of specific memories:
The Dandy Warhols, We Used to be Friends
Toploader, Dancing in the Moonlight
Queen, Best Friend
The Rolling Stones, Beast of Burden
Bon Jovi, I’ll Be There For You
Hope everyone is having a great New Year. Hug your friends!