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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Silver and Gold...

Tonight, I reconnected an old friendship that should never have gotten lost in hard feelings...I misinterpreted a comment during an emotional exchange, and that error caused me and my friend an inordinate amount of pain and too many months (years!) of silence between us.

Over the past couple of weeks, we've been emailing again, working towards a meeting that would, we both hoped, begin a healing that was long, long overdue. Dinner tonight was wine and Indian food, and catching-up conversation. And big hugs. Life is simply too short to allow such absences to occur.

I think she and I will be fine now. And for that I'm breathing a huge sigh of relief. And casting grateful prayers skyward.

I came home to blog comments from two relatively new friends from the other side of the country, both talking about meeting up in August at Sock Summit so we can finally hug in reality, not just the virtual world that has nurtured the beginnings of our friendships. It brought me to tears, on the heels of the evening just closing...what a wealth of female friendship surrounds me!

But there's still one missing friend that is causing me much concern. A long-time "sister-from-another-mother" that for some reason has been silent for the past two months. If that friend is reading, if I've done something to hurt you, I'm sorry and hope we can talk soon. I wish I knew why there's been no contact, in spite of my attempts to do so.

I can't help it. I came home tonight with a song in my mind from long ago...
Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other is gold.


Blogger Brenda said...

How wonderful to start the healing process with an old friend. I'm very happy for you both!

1:41 AM  
Blogger Carole Knits said...

I think that's wonderful that you and your friend have reconciled. I hope you hear from your other friend soon.

7:07 AM  
Blogger margene said...

Friends are like silver and gold, but it is hard to be all things to all people. So many other things factor in, like family, jobs, health (mental and physical) and are beyond their control or yours. Sometimes you have to let them go and embrace the new all the harder.

7:24 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Life happens to us all, you are one of the lucky ones who recognizes our limited time and the value of friendship. Your other friend will be in contact as soon as she can, I am sure.

8:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a happy way to finish up the week! Hugs, indeed!

8:28 AM  
Blogger teabird said...

You just inspired me to contact a friend who slipped away a few years ago - thank you!

10:47 AM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

What a wonderful reunion -- you're right, our friends are so valuable in our lives. And I hope you know that you'll be getting a big hug from me at Sock Summit, too!!

1:29 PM  
Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

Oh boy, do I know that feeling! I'm so glad that you both decided to soothe away the hurt feelings and rekindle your friendship.

4:40 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

i really like what margene had to say and i agree with her 100%. people change... and sometimes we just need to move on.

8:41 PM  

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