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Blogs by Eileen Clemens Granfors

On Friendship
3/25/2008 1:16:06 PM
I have friends in concentric circles. No Venn diagrams really.


My friends are all so separate. . . different interests, different needs, different agendas.

I have my writing friends in class and online. We talk about our work, our hopes, our progress, our rejections.

Then there are the "venting" friends. We are sounding boards for one another. At times of crisis, they either listen to me or I am listening to them. Thank God when MIL arrives (again on Monday for 7 weeks) that I have this group of venting friends to listen to my rants.

My high school friends are dwindling, due to deaths and retirements far away. But we still keep in touch and remember the good old days and our silly growing up escapades.

I only have one travel friend. I have a hard time traveling with a group, and in fact, prefer solitary travel to travel with more than my husband or my daughter. But my friend, Sandy, is easy going and happy t jump on a plane when I am free to travel.

Actually, except for the fact that we didn't go to high school together, Sandy is the one friend I have who fits into all the categories. She doesn't write herself, but is always interested in my writing. She's listened to plenty of my rants over the years, and knows me probably better than anyone else except my husband--we've known one another for 28 years and share mutual interests in tennis, reading, and our kids (she has two daughters; I have a son and a daughter).

I was lucky enough today to spend a day walking and talking with Sandy. I've been sick with flu, and it was good for me to be out in the sunshine, both the spring day and the sunshine of my friend's devotion to me.

Coincidentally, she shares a birthday with my daughter. It's a friendship fated in the stars!


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