Left and Leaving II

The true measure of friendship is whether or not it can survive the time between. A true friendship means picking up where you last left off - whether it was two days or two years ago.

This morning I got into the car and drove to Kingston (about two hours away) to see Court, my best friend from high school. We’d seen each other for maybe three hours in the last two years. We still speak all the time via Facebook and our blogs (the wonders of technology!) but it’s been far too long since we’ve had a chance to really catch up.

I knew I needed to see her before I left the country. I’m sure she’s going to come visit me, but two years was more than long enough. And indeed, it was just like we’d never been apart - like we were continuing the same conversation from two years ago. We shared so much in high school. We used to eat lunch together, just the two of us, every day. We did our homework together over the phone. We went skiing and cottaging together, we went to Paris together. We have an infinite supply of cheesy inside jokes.

I’m constantly amazed by my friends and the people they’ve become. We’ve all come so far in the last four years, and we’re only just beginning. I’ve been so lucky to have such true, lasting friendships in my life. And today reassured me that no matter how far apart we all are or how long it’s been, we’ll always be able to pick it right back up again.

Today I had a long awaited hello and a goodbye in the same day. And it was perfect.



  • By Faebala, August 25, 2009 @ 9:13 pm

    Sad! But happy at the same time! Oh, mixed signals…

  • By Kaitlyn, August 26, 2009 @ 12:32 pm


  • By Court, August 26, 2009 @ 2:41 pm

    Best day ever!! I wish it could have been longer but it was sooooo great to see you. This is such a sweet post; I’m so glad we can pick up where we left off every time! I can’t wait to come see you in Newcastle!

  • By Lisa, August 26, 2009 @ 6:23 pm

    I’m sure it felt good to see her but also sad to leave…love friendships where you can pick up right where you left off, regardless of time or distance. :)

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