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Friendship

I got an email this morning which upset me, from someone I liked and who I thought I was beginning to get on with again, after a long silence.  No matter who.  It was painful, but it has made me realise something.  I don't need that person to like me.  In the past, it mattered much more that they pushed me away, because I didn't have many friends, and I was too willing to take myself at their estimation. 

But now I know that there are a whole bunch of people out there who like me, some of whom even love me, and if this  person doesn't it does not mean that there is something wrong with me. I might not be perfect, but I'm an OK person to have as a friend.

And a lovely warm conversation with one of those dear friends, and some IM chats with several others, have made me feel that this morning's email is just not worth being upset about.

Thank you, friends.

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emperor_fool
Nov. 24th, 2006 01:37 am (UTC)
I beg to differ with the assessment that you're "an OK person to have as a friend." You're a wonderful person to have as a friend, and don't you forget it!
kairon13
Nov. 24th, 2006 09:54 am (UTC)
Thanks, hon!
meirionwen
Nov. 24th, 2006 01:39 am (UTC)
*hugs*
kairon13
Nov. 24th, 2006 09:55 am (UTC)
*hugs back*
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kairon13
Nov. 24th, 2006 09:56 am (UTC)
*hugs*
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kairon13
Nov. 24th, 2006 09:58 am (UTC)
Not sure about the 'delight' - 'certifiable'? Probably! :)
(((((hugs))))))))
paper_goldfish
Nov. 24th, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)
kairon13
Nov. 24th, 2006 09:53 am (UTC)
Oh. that's lovely! Thank you :)
paper_goldfish
Nov. 24th, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC)
you're very welcome! :)
zemarkable
Nov. 24th, 2006 04:44 am (UTC)
oh.
oh, dear.

and yet here i am, wishing so often that i could get to know delightful, bright, warm wonderful YOU *better*.

hughughughug
kairon13
Nov. 24th, 2006 10:00 am (UTC)
hughughughug
myopicmeringue
Nov. 24th, 2006 10:15 am (UTC)
*hugs*

It was great chatting to you on IM yesterday.
kairon13
Nov. 24th, 2006 10:17 am (UTC)
Great chatting with you too. (((((((((hugs))))))))
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