[parameters: every Friday, the gypsy mama supplies a topic and we write unedited for five minutes and then publish. voila! today's topic: friends]
They come in all shapes and sizes, my friends. All personality types and all types of interests, values, and economic status. They vary in fashion sense and common sense, intelligence and humor.
This is good. They fill my gaps, strengthen my weaknesses, challenge my assumptions, need my encouragement. We're co-dependent, you might say, in the healthy community sense of the word.
It sours sometimes. I envy her and she judges me and we get tangled up in who we're not instead of who we're meant to be. But iron sharpens iron and if we don't lose our temper under pressure we'll be sharpened by the grinding, strengthened by the differences.
My friends, my sisters .....