random thought: on friendship

Over the last couple of days, I've spent some good, in-depth time with two very good friends for a huge project that I'm working on for the book (more on this to come very soon).  The sessions have been really so much fun, and had me thinking a lot about friendships.

In my past life, when I made my living in engineering and then law, I spent far more time with men than with women -- and truth be told, up until about 15 years ago, my closest friends in life have always been men (one, in particular, I made family).  But other than my friends Trish and Victoria, I haven't had a lot of really close women friends.  However, in my recent past, I've become much closer to women -- and in the past couple of years, since leaving law, I've made a few really amazing close friends.  In the words of one of them, I would fight dogs for these women.

It occurred to me over these last couple of days, that while it's often very easy to tell the people with whom we're in love how we feel about them,  it's not as common to tell our really close friends how important they are to us.  Personally, I think I need to rectify this.  I need to tell the friends who mean a lot to me how much they mean to me.

Because, really, if not now, when?


And on that note, have a great weekend, everyone.

Image:  Photograph of my friend Katherine's closest feline friend, taken with my Nikon D300, 50mm lens.

SongIn your eyes, as performed by Sara Bareilles