Friend-Love

I have been incredibly fortunate throughout the years to have many good friends and a handful of close friends. I am most thankful for the fact that I am married to my best friend. Anyway, I wanted to share the following comic with you by Yumi Sakugawa.

Click the picture for the rest of the comic. It won’t take but a moment or two to read, and it’ll be worth it. More of my thoughts below.

YumiFriendLoveOne

I don’t know if you’ve felt the type of friend-love described in the comic, but I know that I have.

During my sophomore year of college, I became roommate to a guy who was vastly different from myself and all the better for it. He was unassuming, creative, and hard-working to a fault. We would stay up for hours on end, occasionally working on schoolwork, but often just talking or collaborating on interesting side-projects. Since college, we haven’t seen each other often, but when we do, we fall right back into roommate mode, without any of the awkwardness that time gaps sometimes cause.

Then, a few years back, I had a co-worker with whom I would talk about writing and marriage and life and God and whatever else. Our friendship happened fast. But then he got a different, better job and we didn’t have as much time together.

I didn’t love either of them like a spouse, but I reveled in their friendships. My time with them made me happier with myself. And when I could no longer spend as much time with them, I noticed.

Friend-love is special and worthwhile. And though rejection can be devastating, it is worth pursuing.

Do you have someone with whom you’d like to be friends? What’s holding you back?

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