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Monday, July 14, 2003


I AM THE SAME PERSON and YET...



I have discovered that friendship is something that lives and grows. It requires time, care and attention and has its ups and downs, but sometimes the difficulties make it stronger than ever. I have discovered that there is something mysterious about this relationship between persons. It is
almost a thing in itself yet there's nothing one can see or touch. I have seen changes in me because of you and changes in you because of me. I am the same person I was before, and yet, because of your presence in my life, I am different. I have become more sure for myself because you like me the way I am. I am interested in more things because you are interested in them. I have grown as a person because of sharing so much with you... and you, too, have changed and grown.

I am learning from our friendship that there are things in life, the most important ones, that I cannot see, count or measure in any way, perhaps these are the qualities and effects of friendship that I do not perfectly understand.

I cannot really define nor can I even describe friend... The more I know and share with you, the more I discover about you. I think we can be friends for fifty years, and still find something new in each other. All I know about you, my friend, is that I am better because of you. I am freer, stronger, happier. This friendship which I can't see, touch or taste, makes all the difference in my life.