“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love no one has this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are my friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things I heard from my Father, I have made known to you.” John 15:12-15
thanks to friendster. one of my very dear friends and i finally crossed paths again after a almost a couple of years of no nothing at all. she left corporate and lost her old sim card. and we moved out of the country for work. we’ve been friends way back. as far back when sgt peppers was our lonely hearts’ club band and sanrio was our hairs’ trademark. since we started becoming “friends” in friendster this week, we couldn’t stop exchanging stories often ending up our messages with next chapters to follow. maybe until we had already filled up what he had missed in the years we were not in touch, our friendster accounts will surely be that BUSY. she is one special friend because although she has always been at the top, she possess that humility to step down at times to reach out to us.
that virtual meeting had me thinking about my other dear friends. you see, i have only a few. and those that i have, i cherish and treasure. they may not know it, but they are a part of my life, as they are a part of myself. bits and pieces of them becomes me. if physically, my parents passed on to me their genes, my friends passed on to me part of my childhood and my womanhood. i can’t look back without seeing them. and they made each and every moment with them worth remembering.
we may not see each other that often. (airfare costs a lot nowadays). but we do get in touch. and it’s that thread of genuine friendship that shall forever bind us together in our hearts and mind…no matter where life shall take us.