Friends: Mark

Do you have a friend who is really close, though you may not see them for extended periods at a time? I think of this friendship like a pendulum. It swings close and you spend a lot of time together. It swings away and life separates you for a while…weeks, months, maybe even years.

This is the relationship I have with my friend Mark. (Here would be a great place to put a link to your website if you had one, Mark!) In grade school we would hang out together more if we were in the same class, less if we were in different classes. In high school we would hang out more when we played the same sport, less if we didn’t. In college we saw each other every Friday night, but we may see each other more often during the week depending on where life brought us (and depending on if there were girlfriends involved. *ahem* 😉 )

Luckily, I feel, no matter how long we were apart, we could always pick up right where we left off. If a sentence was interrupted half-said, and then we were apart for months, when we got back together the sentence could be finished without any confusion. We have been accused of sharing a brain. That might help.

On this day, I say “Cheers!” to Mark. It was great to see him last night and catch up. Even if I interrupted his work (or maybe especially since I interrupted work 🙂 )

Do you have any friends like this that you want to force the pendulum near again? Do it. It feels good.

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3 Responses to Friends: Mark

  1. Geof says:

    Yes, and I did that just this past weekend. I hadn’t seen my childhood best friend for nine years, and I … just showed up at his house.

    The look on his mom’s face was priceless.

  2. Roger says:

    That is the coolest. I need to try that sometime. Mark and I have never gone that long, but I can think of other childhood friends I would like to do this to.

  3. Eric says:

    I don’t keep in touch with most of my old school friends. We only had a little in common then, and even less now.

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