Maybe friendship can be found in a 5-minute encounter or in those hours you while away with someone you’ve known for so long, you forget they are a friend.
Since moving to a new city, I realize that I took my friends for granted. There’s FaceTime and texting, but it’s hard to replace the real thing. A circle of friends collected over a lifetime simply can’t be replicated over 10 months in a place I’m still learning to navigate.
Sometimes I wonder why I haven’t found a sense of belonging, a familiar group of faces and stories to fall back on, but then I remember what someone said to me last month, “Maybe we’re asking for too much.”
I think about how my boyfriend calls out for me when he comes through the door. I think about the smiling faces at our grocery and how they genuinely care if I found everything I needed. I think about the handful of good people that have welcomed me to this good city.
Maybe friendship can be found in a 5-minute encounter or in those hours you while away with someone you’ve known for so long, you forget they are a friend. I found one of the truest definitions of beauty which is, “A sign of a beautiful person is that they see beauty in others.” Maybe being a friend is like that too and maybe that is enough for now.