Feb 25, 2011

friendship isn't always easily described.
The Eskimos, they say, have a hundred different
words for snow. Unfortunately, the English language
isn't quite as innovative, though it has vast opportunities
to differentiate meaning. Certainly, Love is one
of those opportunities. And so, too, is Friendship.
Instead of different words, however, we're stuck
with simple adjectives. Close friend. Best friend.
Childhood friend. Intimate friend. Trusted friend.
Beloved friend. But whether you use adjectives or
different words, few could deny the nearly infinite
meaning in such a simple word.
Friends are special people. We can't pick our family,
and we're sorely limited in the number of them at any rate.
Society and mores (and often our own conscience) dictate
we select a single mate. But our friends can be as diverse
and infinite as the adjectives we choose. Our friends, in a
very real sense, reflect the choices we make in life.


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