Friendship: a gift and a responsability

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I have recently realized that all of my really good friends don’t live close to me. In fact, even if I move real close to at least one of them, still most of my friends still won’t be close to me. I will always have this feeling of really wanting to be close to somebody, and not be able to. This is just a consequence of the life style I chose for myself, I am a nomad, I move around. But the real incredible thing is that I still manage to have a kind of connection that most people don’t have in a life time living on the same place, and seeing the same people.
Friendships are not different than any relationship, it needs work, and it needs to be fed. I often take some time to think about the really important people in my life, and ask myself how well I have been taking care of this person, and this relationship. As I often realize, time hurts more than distance, and it is easy to take for granted the relationship with people that are close to us.
Friendship is both a gift and a responsibility. As well said Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.

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