"The friendship that can cease has never been real."
- Saint Jerome
- Saint Jerome
I have been pondering this quote, which has given me more questions than answers.
What is friendship? I am not asking a rhetorical question, I am quite serious. Does friendship thrive only in good times or is a friend some who makes time, be it in person, a telephone call, or a letter? Can true friendships (I am referring to adult friendships) end?
It seems to me that friends should mutually support each other in good and bad times, not just when it is convenient for one or the other. I may be naive. I may be too optimistic (not something I am usually accused of). I do know we are all busy, life is busy. However friendships are formed even when people are busy, so how is it then that friendships could be so easily discarded due to lack of time?
Sadly, I believe Saint Jerome may be correct, yet I desperately hope to be proven wrong.
Does anyone have any thoughts, wisdom, or insight?
*EDITED: While being domestic I thought more about this post and realised reason 1, 023 why I am not a writer, I assume people know what I am thinking.
1) This post is about my personal life outside my blog. The only drama I blog about is in my book reviews. I do not participate in blog drama, I find it useless, so please know this post is about my life outside Rundpinne.
2) I am referring to very long-time friendships, deep friendships where the people involved know each other secrets, dreams, fears, hopes, and disappointments. The friend that can be called at 3am just because.
3) It is rather unusual of me to post personal posts, so again, I apologise if I wrote this in an awkward manner. This is just a momentary blip in my book reviews, I have review that shall be up in 10 hours. :)
4) I truly am seeking advise, so continue commenting, please.