Writing romance is one thing. Friendship is something else. Compared to romance on the pages, it can be trickier to capture and convey friendship’s warmth and intimacy, as well as differences and disagreements.
We are so often lectured in media about the role of “family, family, family” in us avoiding being “alone.” Family, too, often tell us much the same. Yet, for me, family are not a replacement for friendship. I love writing on, and exploring, varied aspects and intricacies of friendship:
(WARNING: this next excerpt has a bit of coarse language – but not worse than you’d see on lots of U.S. TV now.)
Not coming from a huge family myself, I’ve come to learn contemporaries as friends are vital in our lives. In my opinion, there is a quality in friendship that family cannot match. Unlike family, whom we’re stuck with regardless (even if there is a falling out), friends stand by us entirely because of mutual affection and are often irreplaceable. We can’t get through this life alone.
Just thought I’d share a bit of “profundity” on a Monday morning. I’ve had something of a “late start” here today, after we’d been to the south coast (Christchurch) over the weekend. I just realized something else as well: Spring (in the northern hemisphere) is about upon us. 🙂