Friday, October 22, 2010


Please bare with me. This post might get a little cheesy. Names have been withheld to protect the guilty.

What exactly is a friend? Webster's defines one as

A: one attached to another by affection or esteem
B: acquaintance

That's kinda cold. I, along with most people, I think, would define a friend as someone who's there for you when you need them. Maybe not necessarily in person. You're best friend could live halfway around the world. That don't make them any less your friend. There have been less than a handful of people in my life I would call a friend. I'm not a people person. I'm what they call "antisocial". Whatever. I don't like people so I'm not very adept at making friends. There is, however, someone I've known for a few years that I've considered a friend. I can't say that I took that friendship for granted, mainly because I didn't realize that I was. This person has stuck by me for years and I've only just recently realized that they are my best friend. But here's the kicker. I've never met them. This person lives in another state and chances are we'll never meet face to face. But that doesn't make them any less a friend. I realized all this when I was dealing some personal issues a couple of months back and this person was there for me when I needed someone to just listen to me ramble on. All this while they were dealing with some personal issues of their own. I thank them for that and I only hope I've been able to return the favor in some small way.


Greta Perry said...

No good definition is right. It is just an instinct and an action possibly. Also many pass in and out of our lives and that is OK too. I always say I would give a kidney to many of my virtual friends - you included!

Christopher Lee said...

Thank you. Now that I know that beware, you might find yourself waking up in a bathtub full of ice one day.

Jessica said...

I love you.

Christopher Lee said...

Well, so much for unanimity I guess eh Mrs. Robinson. And you know I love you right back, Sista-ho.