This week I've found myself thinking a lot about the people that have been,are in and will be in my life. The memories of those in the past are a mix of good, bad and some ugly. I cherish the people that I was able to create a tether to; those that even after time or space has separated us I still feel that connection to them. I could call them today and we could chat away an hour or more "just catching up". I've decided that the bad and ugly are best left in the past and that those connection are just rotting roots that will return to the earth. Perhaps those fizzled relationships were just there to teach me to appreciate the ones that blossomed into full beautiful friendships.
People really are like planets in that we all float around each other with some connecting and forming glorious universes where beauty abounds. There will always be space junk but how we choose to handle that is up to us as individuals.
The people that are around me now are truly a mix. Some have just a thread that connects us as there hasn't been enough time spent together to understand one another. Some form walls around themselves and live in there own space not prepared to step out and understand someone different from themselves... so the connection has been halted. Some embrace me and enjoy spending time with me - those will be my friends forever - their tether of friendship has formed a solid connection with me. Some I have thrown my own wall up for whatever reason I haven't felt any connection what so ever and wonder if I ever will.
The most glorious thing about life is you never know who will travel close enough to form a real bond of friendship.
"The tethers of friendship are formed with love, understanding, compassion, joy, and laughter; they are like beautiful iridescent strands that capture all of the colors of the rainbow to shine through your soul." Becky McAuley - Me