Thought I’d dig through some old photos here. Hope no one minds… Friendship takes many forms. Some of the kids in these photos have been friends for years. They’re like my extended family. Some friendships are strong enough to weather the years, others are not destined to survive. Some friendships are by nature temporary – travel mates, people you meet on the road or people you share an event with. Sometimes there is an instant connection and bonds form regardless of the situation. I think all friendships are good, as long as we remember that they come in different shapes and sizes.
Now technically, this last shot might not be considered a friendship photo, but I’m confident that my Pez characters are pretty close. This could have something to do with their actual proximity, but sometimes friendships are forged for that very reason. My two best friends at university sat on either side of my drafting area. (I had switched from my assinged seat for some reason, but it worked out.)
I’m always open to meeting people, and sometimes it’s where you’d least expect it. One of my best friends was working in a shop where I took my photos for developing when we met, and we have been good friends for about 25 years. For many years I had a great hair dresser who I met on the phone as a wrong number. I also became friends with a girl (this was a few years ago) when I worked in a furniture store and I talked her into going somewhere else to find what she wanted. We connected instantly. You must be open to what life delivers or the delivery might be turned away.