Thursday, 12 April 2012

Friends Will Be Friends

Today, I had a sudden epiphany while emailing my friend. She lives on the other side of the planet, yet we talk nearly every day. In fact, she's not the only one - I have lots of friends in irritatingly inaccesible locations, many of whom I have not seen in nearly five years, some not at all (yet!).

And the weird thing is, it doesn't seem to matter. Whether I'm chatting with Miriam about Doctor Who, cosplay and the benefits of beanbags, laughing at Cloud Strife's ridiculously spiky hair with Abby, or terrorising fictional personages in my conversations with Cathryn Leigh, the distance, our difference in backgrounds and ages ... it doesn't matter.

The world is full of over 6 billion people, and that number rises every day. Think how special someone has to be in order for someone else to want to pull them into their lives, share their hopes and dreams and climb up their legs during scary movies. What sort of instict drives us to put so much trust in someone who - to so many others - would be a complete stranger?

Friendship, in all its shapes and sizes, conquers everything. Distance, age, gender, background, faith, invasions of purple Martian turtles.

And here, my friends, is something that shows exactly what I mean far better than my soppy, waffly words ever could.


- Charley R

15 comments:

  1. YAY FOR SOPPY POSTS!
    We should do regular video chats. They'd stop us both from going even more insane, I think.
    I'd suggest one imminently, but I'm about to watch more Sherlock, so.... soon?

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    1. Yes! This Saturday good for you?

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    2. Erm, I slept for most of it. An evening this week, or this Saturday? I'll be doing Art - you can watch me :D

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    3. I'm good for any evening, or for Saturday too! :)

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    4. Can you do a three way conversation... although I'd likely get interupted by kids, depending on when we did it. He he :}

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  2. *sniffles* Awe.... It's so true. Everything you said. Loved the cartoon too. the best part about the internet age is that all of us who would have been left alone and still felt alone now know we're not so alone.

    I grew up without the internet, without TV, isolated in a way from the world because I lived on a peninsula and were poor.

    If I'd been told when I was 16, that I would meet a couple of girls on some website and become good friends with them who live hald a world away (okay more like a quarter right now) I'd probably have looked at that person like they were batty...

    And you know what I just realized. *giggles* In one version of The Grove (Sarah and Jason's 'plot sead') it the 'imaginary friend' is from England... actually two versions. Okay wait... three stories of mine feature English people... all written before I met charley and Miriam... O.o Foreshadowing? *giggles* :}

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    1. Foreshadowing! Bahahahaha! Our plot with the TARDIS worked Miriam!
      Sorry :P

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    2. Is that why I suddenly came across Harbios the other day? I bet that grumbling man in the back was a misplaced Dr. Who.
      How could you Girls!
      *giggle fits*

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    3. *grins* The plan works perfectly.

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    4. Of course it worked! I have a sonic screwdriver, after all!

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    5. Pinching the TARDIS was probably a clever move on our part too ;)

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    6. You girls are so smart! Dr. Who just didn't stand a chance! :}

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  3. I think it's absolutely fantastic, how Blogger allows us to befriend people from all over the world without even leaving your house. I've "met" so many amazing people, people I would never have known otherwise. I love it!

    Also, that comic...it's adorable. <3 So sweet!

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    1. It is, isn't it? I melted all over the floor reading it :)

      Could not concur more - the internet is a wonderful thing in the right hands :)

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  4. I can't believe that I haven't read this post sooner. This was such a wonderful, hilarious blessing. Thanks Charley *HUG* <3

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