These words, ....you'll always be my friend.... how true can this type of a statement be?  You believe at the time that you say it, it will be true.... yet things happens, emotions get involved and then this statement becomes false.  What happened?  When I think of friendship, I think of the Friendship Ball, there should be no end but sadly there is.......

  friendship ball

 

A ball is a circle, No beginning, no end.
It keeps us together, Like our Circle of Friends.
But the treasure inside for you to see,
Is the treasure of friendship You've granted to me.
Today I pass the friendship ball to you.
For I know that our friendship will always be true.

How can one make a statement like this?  Is it truly possibly to have a friend for life?  It is truly a circle, with no beginning and no end?  Is there a way to preserve a friendship without letting other people come in and destroy this precious foundation?  In my quest to see what friendship is all about, I came across some quotes I thought were most inspirational........

 

 

 

Best friends are like......
                                                
  …A slice of warm apple pie with a scoop of cinnamon ice cream.   
                                                                                                by
Wendy Remy-Lanning

They are sweet and comforting with just the right touch of spice.

 

…A soft fuzzy blanket.

They wrap themselves around you and give you a place to hide when things get hard.

 

…An echo.

They always come back to you even if they’ve been gone for awhile.

 

…A heart.

Not a box to hold you in. Not a triangle with one point above the others.

Not a circle with an empty center.  But rather a heart with two sides exactly the same,

full at the top and together at the bottom making the heart what it is. 

In between is lots of space for love.

 

… A Mirror

Not a shadow that only comes around when the sun is shining.

But rather a looking glass where

you can find yourself even when the clouds hide the sun.

 

…A Treasure

More precious than gold, more enduring than diamonds and softer than silk. 

If you have just one, you are rich beyond the means of kings.

 

…Music, Especially Music!

With a melody you hear with your heart for always.

 

Sometimes we all feel lonely, forgotten and sad. 

Sometimes we all feel like we don’t have a friend in the world. 

Then the phone rings or an email arrives or a note comes in the mail.

This is when you make a list of your best friends.

Not in any particular order.

Then you’ll find yourself with a big slice of warm apple pie

with cinnamon ice cream, while you snuggle

beneath a warm fuzzy blanket,

listening to the echo of laughter and secrets

 kept tucked away safely forever and always,

and you’ll feel your heart fill up with a love that you know is mirrored

in the names on your list and you’ll treasure this wonderful feeling

while you feel your loneliness and sadness disappear. 

That is what best friends are like.

Is it possible to feel like this?  Is it possible for a friendship this strong to last?  I've had friends like this in my life, they've all promised to be my friend forever, I barely remember their names now.  Is it a feeling that is needed for us to get through life's harsh lessons?  A sense of well-being that comes with feeling loved and giving love?  Those are the questions, I'm attempting to answer here.