Monday, April 03, 2006

Wine and dine in the vessel of friendship

It's amazing how time flies. I remember certain events as vividly as if they just occured yesterday. Yet, it hits you that years has passed since. Reminiscence, that's all that's left. Sweet memories and unforgettable moments.

Throughout the entire course of my life, I have had the fortune and the blessing of the companionship of so many friends. I never really realised how important a role they played in my life until it came the time to say goodbye. Yes, in a way, I took their presence for granted. But misunderstand not, I value their friendship. Acquiantances are aplenty, but those fast friends, friends that stick with you through thick and thin, through all odds, those are the gems that will be forever embossed in the recesses of my mind. Their memories will always be a part of me, wherever I go, and whatever I do. This post is dedicated to those of you who have made a difference in my life, left footprints in my heart and made me who I am. If not for you, I may be a different person, lesser in many ways. I thank God for sending you my way, and that our paths intertwined.

*Note: These do not refer to one person alone. They describe how I feel about those who mean something to me. The list is endless, but I shall endeavour to do my best.

  • We're direct opposites in a plethora of ways, but we find similarities in others. Maybe opposites DO attract !
  • You're spunky and funny, quiet at times, but crazy at others. You're unpredictable and it is that never-knowing-what-to-expect-next-from-you thing that draws me to you.
  • You're witty and make me laugh till my sides hurt. If laughing could make a person sated, contented and full, I count myself well-fed.
  • I know that I can come to you whenever I need a friend. You're my co-conspirator and we go quite a long way back. How fast time flies. I remember stepping into school and thinking how 'grown-up' we were. Little did we know, the world was still ours to explore.
  • You say the weirdest things at the oddliest moments and you voice what you think and feel. Unpretentious and genuine, you're one of a kind.
  • You are the pillar i lean on and the first one I run to when I find myself in dilemmas. You tease me endlessly but it's all in the name of friendship.
  • You make me laugh when I want to cry, problems melt into insignificance because I know you're there for me.
  • You tell me my flaws and help me mend them. That's why knowing you made me a better person.
  • You're thoughtful, insightful, caring and kind. One in a trizillion, you're utterly unique.
  • The little things you do swell to gargantuous proportions simply because it never even crossed my mind that anyone, other than you, would have come up with it.
  • You change opinions quicker than a chameleon changes it's colour. You're funny in that way. The fact that you don't realise how hilarious you can be makes you even more cuter.
  • You are my partner in many escapades. We were 'prefects' but were we.

There. The list will go on because friendships are a lifelong commitment. I count myself blessed to be able to drink from the fountain of friendship. Like a vintage bottle of wine, the longer it ages, the better it gets. Inevitably, time will soon catch up with us, we may be old and wrinkled but deep down, I'm sure whenever I think back of all those quality moments, I shall sip again of that wine and revel again in the lulling drunkenness of happy moments.


Maverick said...

Gee, nice metaphor, equating friendship with wine... if that's the case, then I've been totally drunk all my life! Cheers~! *hic*

~verus rara avis~

Joanna said...

well, better be drunk than sober in this case eh?..haha