Last night I got to spend a couple of hours at the brewery with my lady-friends. I love this ritual of meeting up when I’m home. Of course there’s the part of me that wishes I were home more and could simply see everyone all the time. But there’s something special about a date and coming out to huddle. When someone comes around who has been away you make time.
Again and again I’m amazed by the way that good friendships between women enhance my life; our lives. I don’t know how mens’ friendships work, but I love how good women friends jump right in to the grit and detail and exploration. There’s no banter. It’s “how are you doing? How are you feeling?” And off to the races.
I always feel whole and refreshed after time with my ladies. And I also love that each fills a slightly different niche. There are the friends with whom I’ll take the deep dive about love and commitment; friends with whom I’ll discuss sex; friends to whom I turn with questions about the body, wellness. Friends who I go to for politics.
All in all, this is a blessed life.
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I’m glad I found your blog. I lived in Anchorage and Juneau for 45 years and have cherished women friends that still fill my life though some of us now live scattered across the Lower 48 and some still live in those cities. I’m writing about friendship at wordsalwaysmatter.wordpress.com. I couldn’t live without them.
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