Cloudless Friendships


Posted on August 13, 2010 by Blake Leath

"My friendship with the Hitch has always been perfectly cloudless. It is a love whose month is ever May."  —Martin Amis, The Independent, January 15, 2007.

What gorgeous phrasing, no?

I just stumbled across it last night and thought you might enjoy. (Amis is describing his dear friend and the oft-irascible author, Christopher Hitchens, who was recently diagnosed with esophageal cancer.)

It is a great reminder that, even for those of us who otherwise hide within our introverted caves, a friendship to survive the decades is precious as platinum. 

Whether you postulate 3 people would attend your funeral—or 3,000—may however many tomorrows stretch out before you be bathed in deep, rich, abiding friendships with those who know you entirely and love you nonetheless.

"Life without a friend is death without a witness."  —Spanish Proverb