'The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart'.
- Elizabeth Foley
So for Day 4 I have to name the favorite place I have traveled to. And its ....... drumroll please........ London. But not because of the city. But because of a special person. My girl, one of my besties, my very good friend L. See L and I have been friends since primary school, and thats like 17/18 years. Actually, we have mutual friends that we have been friends with also for so long. anyways, L and I went to Primary school and High school together and then she moved to a new town, another good friend M, had moved to a new country. I kept in contact with both my girls through letters (still have a shoe box of those) and most long weekends or school holidays, I would head down to the coast and visit L. Plus when I left Namibia in 2003 she came up to visit me and spend the weekend with me. So she was one of my last friends that I got to see.
Thats my Girl!!!!!
Cut to some years later, we kept in contact via mail, email and text messaging. and this year, her sister and I planned that I would surprise her for her birthday and come to London to visit. So I did, and it was a wonderful surprise. I have amazing friendships with my girls, no matter how long or whats going on and how much time has passed when I pick up the phone, or send an email or get online to chat, its just like yesterday or the last conversation, sometimes its even like that, one of my girls will be like...
Me: Hey chica
Friend: Hey babes, how you?
Me: me, all good. How you doing?
Friend: Good. what ever happened to that guy you were dating?
Me: Girl, that was 2 years ago. We broke up.
Friend: Really?!!!!! I liked him. too bad. He seemed like the one
Me: trust me he wasnt. Ummmm chicks, we havent spoken in like two years...... whats wrong with your email?
Friend: Desh, been busy like crazy man...... will reply soon, besides I know you good, but anyway, you still fasting ?.......
Then conversation carries on.........its not to say, we don't always talk, but we know when to give space and we know when to be there. One of the great things about my girls is that they complete me and make me whole, they are all so unique and different from each-other, I couldn't have asked for a sweeter mis-match of girls, a liquorice box if you will. I know them and they truly know me. They are like my sisters, without the blood. I count them in my extended family. I have had the same circle of girls since primary school and no matter where we go or what we do or even who we meet its these women, I reach our for and seek. They are the tapestry in my quilt of life..... (does that makes sense? - need to holla at one of my girls to find out)
So London is one of my favorite places because one of my favorite people lives there. And I love all my girls!!!!!! Muah.
Yep, so I have to make Cape Town/ Stellenbosh another favorite city because my other girl M lives there lol. Shameless hint hint....wink wink.
Blessings, Love and Girlfriends