I’m very excited to again this week join a talented group of women who connect each Friday in an online, unedited flash mob free write based on a one-word prompt from our fearless leader Kate Motaung. My timer is set for 5 minutes; let’s see where the word “friend” takes me.
Wow! Once again, it’s as if Kate has peeked into my journal or listened in during my quiet time. “Friends” has been a recurring theme for some time now.
For a myriad of reasons of circumstances
- kids graduating from high school — many of my most wonderful friendships were with moms of teammates, friends, etc.
- moving almost an hour away to build a house and raise cows & chickens
- becoming a widow
- moving another 90 minutes away to the city to start a new job
- moving back home but commuting 2 hours each way to that job
- share common values, but not necessarily beliefs
- are available, who aren’t incredibly busy, with no time left for friendships
- like to do things — travel (inexpensively), play cards or board games, go to sporting events, browse the local shops just for the fun of it, etc. — and even try new things
- don’t have to always be doing something or talking about something
- with whom I can share openly and honestly and who know they can do the same
- who understand
- with whom I can laugh until I cry
- with whom I can share a few tears of sorrow and who feel comfortable doing the same