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Friends: Past, Present and Former

01 Apr

Friends 
What an interesting world that we live in. I’d like to say that I’m disappointed and sad over the [apparent] ending of a friendship … but to say such a thing would not be “entirely true” in this case.

Have you ever had a friend that, regardless of how long you’d been friends or how deep the friendship ran, you did always find yourself stepping gingerly around him or her in order to maintain the peace? (I suppose the first thing one should ask themselves is, “Is this person really a friend if I’m always having to watch what I say around him?”) The answer is likely to be “no.”

I make introductions to potential friends easily.

The attachment (or underlying friendship) takes longer to formulate. This is likely a product of my forty-nine years of life because, in time, a number of persons will let us down to some degree or another. Depending on how attached you are to the individual, your measure of disappointment or hurt is certain to fluctuate. Regardless, all acts of betrayal leave their mark and as such, you start making it a practice to take more time letting people in as a member of your “most cherished and trusted” circle of friends.

That is likely the case with most of us, for better or worse.

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50-years old and determined to sail through life with a smile (but sometimes brash as hell). LOL. Born and raised in Carlsbad, New Mexico but having lived more than half of my life in Texas. Raised with a strong faith in God but describe myself more as simply a faithful person rather than a Christian. (Too many people rely on their religious 'beliefs' as an excuse to maintain a closed mind rather than emulate the loving nature I believe Jesus Christ did represent.) Registered as a Democrat but fiscally I'm probably more likely to identify with the Republicans. Am equally disgusted with both parties at the moment and tired of the status quo in Washington, D.C. I'm a spiritualist who believes you should reach for your dreams and believes you can attain them, for the only thing that really stands between you and your goals ... is yourself. Favorite quote of recent is "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, the present is a 'present' (a gift)..." —Author unknown

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  1. Michael Marshall

    April 1, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I’ve many friends but only a handful of which do I trust not to use my closest secrets against me, intentionally or otherwise. That isn’t intended as a slight to the balance of my friends but let’s be honest; we ALL have secrets “or skeletons in our closets” and others are seldom as careful with those secrets as we ourselves are motivated to be. There are things some among my friends (present and former) have shared with me that I’ll take to my grave. That’s the way it should be, in my opinion. In most instances these secrets were the culmination of a moment where they needed somebody to talk to; I was there and now that the conversation is over, it’s in the past and buried as it should be.