Khalil Gibran wrote, “No human relation gives one possession in another—every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone.”
The term and concept of friendship is one that lures me in, time and time again, into its fragile home of silk. We form bonds with people so many times out of chance encounters, moments that we could so easily have passed by without a glance. I remember that one night, Bobby and I were about to leave a meeting, tired and cold, and as we exited we bumped into two other souls also feeling the same way. My bones were screaming for the warmth of home, but the smile that emanated from the bodies of these two people we bumped into was more welcoming than any fire could have been at that exact moment. Years have passed by and we still find ways to try and weave our hectic lives into one another, just so that we can laugh, eat and share stories of our lives, which only bind us closer together. Then one day, their two become three…and the love in their world doubled. We can learn so much from the people we chose to spend our time with, and we are grateful we chose to spend our time with these wild and wonderful beings.