Recently I have been having some rough days. It's not easy from time to time. I mean... life has such a sense of humor, it likes to fuck with us just because. But the thing is that in times of rough waters, you always turn to something familiar. Don't you have it too? A familiar voice, someone who knows exactly who you are, who accepts you with no conditions. No if's or but's. Their love and friendship is just perfect. And it can make everything all right.
I guess this post is my honor to one of my dearest friends of all time. I know this person over... 15 years? Yup, just about right. We have been there for each other, listening to frustrations, bad situations, good ones too, drinking beer, drinks, white sangrías (yummy), having some delicious sushi... We have met each other's love interests, we have suffered each other's heart breaks. We even have fought like cats and dogs, which almost made us lose our friendship. Nothing could ever win over such a perfect friendship, we learned. Women. Men. Work. All come and go, and still, we're there. We have a running joke that we are the only thing that is constant in our lives. Hey... not many people endure that many years before something happens that turns each other away.
I am writing this because... I don't know why, really. Ok, yes. I think I know. All I write here has a purpose, because if one of you is feeling down and out, I highly recommend going back to your roots. My friend is like that. Roots. Where you don't have to explain what is going on, because it doesn't matter. Those people are there in good times and bad times. And they always know what to say to make you smile again. I am writing this because I need to say thank you.
Feeling a bit lost? Run to your dearest friend, trust me. Having some difficult times at work? Talk it over a nice red wine. They always seem to find a piece of info that puts everything in perspective. Don't want to talk? Don't want to say everything? It's ok too. They understand. Just talk about something else. Just be there.
Funny. My friend doesn't read this blog, even though I have sent him the damn link a hundred million times. He doesn't have to read this. He knows how grateful I am.