It’s good to have a friend to talk to

This photo has been languishing in my drafts post folder for several years now and today it spoke to me to let it come out and speak.  Everyone needs at least one friend that they can talk to.  It can be a spouse or significant other, a friend you’ve had since childhood, a new friend and sometimes it can even be a relative.

Some believe that in today’s modern world we have become so separated from the rest of the world that the only “friends” we have are those strictly in the cyber world and while that may be true to some extent is it really a bad thing?

I’ve made friends via social media that I feel are really my friends.  And by that I mean we have progressed past the likes and small comments on our feeds to emailing, texting, speaking on the phone and in some instances actually meeting face to face.  So what can we say about friends and friendship?

A good friend helps you hide a body… a great friend brings a shovel and doesn’t ask any questions.

A good friend knows all your best stories.  A best friend has lived them with you.

Friends are the bacon bits in the salad bowl of life.

If you have one true friend then you are truly blessed.

Best friends motto:  Always remember that if you fall I will pick you up… after I finish laughing!

Teri  📷

(Through the window shot taken in the Bourbon Street restaurant on west 46th street – aka restaurant row – in New York, August 2014)

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15 Responses to It’s good to have a friend to talk to

  1. equinoxio21 says:

    Allow me to run to the store and buy a shovel.
    I just realized one never knows when it may be needed. 🙂
    Thanks for the post.
    Be good.

  2. Ingrid says:

    You can count on me to have a shovel when we head out exploring. And I guarantee, plenty of laughter, considering one of us is bound to trip and fall 😆

  3. Nancy says:

    I agree! Friends can be on either side of the phone!

  4. dhphotosite says:

    How true…this post is awesome!!!

  5. etomczyk says:

    Teri. This is lovely. I’ve been mulling over writing a post on friendship. In fact, I bought a book to do some research on why friendships get lost along the way and lost the book! Anyway, your photo is inspirational.

    • Thank you 🙂 I believe friendships get lost because we all grow and not always in the same ways or on the same paths. Everything and everyone has a season I suppose and like with a lot of things (your health, your house, your car, your job) if the work isn’t put into it to keep it running then…. there you go!

  6. Timothy Price says:

    Great friendship post. On the photo, it’s interesting how the window separates the head and body on the woman on the right. She appears to have a very long neck. Someone signed me up for Alignable last year, a knock off of LinkedIn. It’s been useless for business, but about a week ago another photographer in the neighboring city of Rio Rancho requested a connection. We live about two miles from each other as the crow flies, about 5 miles by local streets (it’s easy to live 20 miles from someone who lives in Rio Rancho). After checking out his website, I suggested we get together of coffee. We met at a local Starbucks on Saturday, and had a great time. He’s originally from back east, but as it turned out we really have a lot in common. I’ve been getting together with distant friends via the old telephone lately. It’s a lot friendlier when you can hear each other’s voice.

    • Thanks, Tim. I think the fact that the window is hitting the one woman at a certain level is playing tricks on our depth perception, that along with she is sitting upright and her friend is hunched over a bit. It’s great when you can meet and make a new friend over something you have in common, in this case photography.

  7. Mark Myers says:

    That’s a great photo and reminder all wrapped into one. We need community.

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