I left quite a few friends behind me in Ontario when I moved here. And yesterday was some sort of record day in my life because three of them called and thanks to my Bluetooth, I can wander around and talk for hours.
These particular friends never demand anything of me so it is simply warmth and love and connection in our conversations.
I am often surprised at the friends I do have who always seem to want something and only call when this agenda is on their minds. I find my barriers go up, I keep waiting for the axe to fall in the conversation. They need a reason to call perhaps and can't seem to make a call of care, concern or compassion without lurking behind a request for me to do something for them.
Apart from business calls, I don't think I've ever requested anything of a friend apart from the pleasure of their company and the art of their conversation. I may be wrong in this but I do hope not.
And the reaching out of these three yesterday? I hadn't realized how very much they mean to me.
It was lovely knitting our stories together yet again, and completing another piece of the tapestry together. And not losing the rhythm of each others' years. As that can happen. And it is so sad.
And making plans of meeting in the realz before too long.
And yes, I do tell them I love them.
Thank you my darlings - Pad, Linda, Dianne (and not forgetting Claire from last weekend).