“Each friend represents a world in us,
a world possibly not born until they arrive,
and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
If you read the last post (surely not) from Chris, you will be aware that today is her birthday. I have sent wishes and very warm and loving thoughts from the other side of the world.
And of course, some of you are aware that Chris is one of my sisters of choice.We first met in the blogosphere as two very new bloggers in 2011. We immediately connected and have been friends ever since. Initially, we connected only on our blogs, then moved on to messaging and eventually to FaceTime, with steps in between. We found and continue to find we have so many things in common. Chris does have two IRL sisters and until last year, so did I. Unfortunately, one of my sisters died last year. But we are both committed to this friendship and love being sisters of choice – well I am speaking for both of us without first checking that she loves it too. Of course she does!
As our blog intro says “No distance of place nor lapse of time, can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.” and we most certainly are.
Nonbiological sisters we may be, but we are as close as sisters. So today I made my sister a cake – well a muffin but she took too long to come and eat it, that I ate it in her stead. It was particularly good too!
So today, I will just add my wishes to those she has already received from her two biological sisters, her brother and his wife. I only hope they are looking after her as I am too far away to be there.
So my gift to Chris, the other half of this blog and my sister of choice, is
And of course Mary Oliver says –
“I try to be good but sometimes
a person just has to break out and act like the wild and
springy thing one used to be.
It’s impossible not to remember wild and want it back.”