Sentimental alert here on Music Monday!
Yes, Music Monday is back (you’re welcome to cheer… ah yes, I heard that, thank you!)! And once again it is tinged by my reflections on life and my recent experiences. The Wells family has spent its first non-unpacking weekend in the new family home in Lincolnshire, and we’ve had our first visitors from Bristol, some of our closest family friends. It was hard to say who was most excited, the parents or the children! Needless to say, there were tears and a sense of renewed bereft-ness when the visitors had to leave. And as I was explaining to the boys that the visit was a wonderful occasion, a confirmation that we would always be friends with the many folks we’ve left behind, the inspiration for this Music Monday came to me.
Moreover, as I’m reading through recent comments on my blog, I’m also realising how many wonderful friends I have acquired in the blogosphere, and this is post is to say “thank you” and “I really appreciate your support.”
Being already overcome all sentimental, I also am reminded that I am lucky enough to have a few friends scattered all over the world, back in Germany and even in the States, who remain friends even though we rarely ever see each other. Yet when we do, we pick up right where we left. These friendships are truly the fabric of my life, my safety net, my cocoon.
So without further sentimental ramblings or additional ado, I give you an ode to everlasting friendship…
Friends Will Be Friends by Queen!
Another red letter day / So the pound has dropped and the children are creating / The other half ran away / Taking all the cash and leaving you with the lumber / Got a pain in the chest / Doctors on strike what you need is a rest.
It’s not easy love, but you’ve got friends you can trust / Friends will be friends / When you’re in need of love they give you care and attention / Friends will be friends / When you’re through with life and all hope is lost / Hold out your hand cos friends will be friends right till the end.
Now it’s a beautiful day / The postman delivered a letter from your lover / Only a phone call away / You tried to track him down but somebody stole his number / As a matter of fact / You’re getting used to life without him in your way.
It’s so easy now, cos you got friends you can trust / Friends will be friends / When you’re in need of love they give you care and attention / Friends will be friends / When you’re through with life and all hope is lost / Hold out your hand cos friends will be friends right till the end.
It’s so easy now, cos you got friends you can trust….
When do you count most on your friends? Have you got cross-country or even cross-continent friendships that simply last a lifetime? I’d love to hear about it if you don’t mind sharing! 🙂 x
Glad to hear things are returning to normal, Nicky, and I can feel the bitter-sweetness of your mood.
I usually feel blessed that I have friends scattered all over the globe (on a good day, my boys say: ‘We have thousands of friends, in England, in Greece, in France, in Germany, in…’), but on a bad day you do sometimes feel exhausted at having to start building a friendship all over again in a new location. And while it’s easy to strike up ‘acquaintanceships’, really deep friendships that will last over the years take so much longer to establish.
Wise words well written. (Oooh am in alliterative mood today, it appears?) I knew you’d understand; I count you among my ‘scattered around the globe’ friends!!! XOXO
I understand completely, Nicky – and Marina’s ‘bittersweet’ is a perfect description.
My deepest friendship is with my co-author, who lives 30 miles away (we had a ‘real’ meeting this morning, whoop whoop!) My other deep friendships are with people I have never met ‘in real life’ but whom I would trust *with* my life – one is in the US, and the other two are across the UK!
Friends who are willing to travel the distance with you (literally and metaphorically) are to be treasured; I realise you know that already! I hope you soon find that you have all the friends that you want and need, in just the right places and moments. May you always have someone there to give a hug when you need it.
With a virtual hug xx
Thanks for my hug–I felt that! I love your comments and your thoughts, and you are absolutely right. Distance is nothing these days… although every now and then, you can’t beat a face-to-face. So glad we got to be friends here, Joanna!!
As you may or may not know, Lisa Regan, now with SSP, is my very best friend. Yet we’ve never met in person, at least not yet. She lives in Philly and I in Seattle, so there’s over 2500 miles between us. We came together via the blogosphere as critique partners and quickly became like sisters, twins separated at birth. There’s just no denying the great bond between us. And in October, she and I will finally meet in person at a writer’s conference. I can honestly say she has kept me going on my journey to be published. And my book would be nothing without her.
Amazing story, thanks for sharing! So glad you and Lisa are both SSP sisters now….
Friends – that will be you then :0) Not only my writing buddy, but a friend too.
My sister is also my friend, despite the four years and 100+ miles between us, we are very close.
Great song choice.
Loveya! So thrilled we’re friends, feeling all loved-up here. Thank you–glad you enjoyed the song! x
I’m glad to count you as one of my favorite new friends. I hope I am at least half as supportive to you as you have been to me. 🙂
Aw, honey, you certainly are–thanks for stopping by today!! 🙂