Thursday, April 8, 2010

Amiga

I read the smartest article in Glamour this month about friendship written by the Nanny Diaries authors Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin.

"We first met in college...we were nannies. We promptly fell head over heels into the kind of mad, passionate friendship distinct to one's early twenties, fueled by a shared love of loathesome boys and platform heels.  Then we moved in together....tempers got short, and anger that should have been directed at bad teaching assistants, bad boyfriends and bad nanny bosses got vented at each other.  So we found other roommates and stopped calling, and years passed in which we grew up a bit...each nursing a tight wound over the percieved rejection by the other.
Then, after college, we started to have run-ins. At parties, street fairs, corners. And then one of us took a chance and invited the other to a play reading. Ten years and five novels later, a daily life without each other is unimaginable.
We reminisce about how much pain might have been saved if we could only have known how lifelong friendships work-which is that they don't all the time.
Separation and distance are natural parts of the friendship cycle.  We grow at different rates and directions, and sometimes we are better apart than we are together.  And it's tough when your friend has a big job or a great love or a new baby and you don't.  Being out of step can be excruciating, but it can also push you to evolve in ways you otherwise wouldn't.  If you miss her, be brave; call her. And think how many more stories you'll have to catch up on when you reconnect--maybe enough to fill a book."

Bravo! Here's to lifelong friendships and one's to come. xoxo



61 comments:

Rachel said...

this is so so true. oh friends, they are so great!
p.s. give me your address & ill send you a package with the tank I DIY'ed. :)
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SabinePsynopsis said...

So true, a bff is irreplaceble. Lovely pictures!

Bardot In Blue said...

makes me miss my best friend now! I finally have your amazing blog up in my blog roll now! stop by and check it out soon :-D

xoxo Bardot in Blue

melissa said...

HAHA i try to make my boyfriend do the "laverne and shirley" walk all the time!

great post, there are certain things you need in life and a bestfriend is one of them!

Melanie said...

Lovely! I've just reconnected with a friend from preschool!

Jen said...

So true! Is there anything better than true amigas?? Great post girl!

Josie said...

Lifelong friendships are the BEST. My bestie and I used to hold hands in the playpen :)
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Katie said...

Great reminder!

stephanie Toole said...

So Sweet!

junghwa by amy stewart said...

Aww... so sweet!

Bru said...

Love it! so sweet!

xo Bru

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Love the pictures, super sweet:)

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stacey kelly said...

awww this post was so sweet!

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Fashion Court said...

aw this is so cute!

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

It's good to see such posts on fashion blogs once in a while and very important too! :)

Nathalie said...

Oh yes... to lifelong friendship. It is so important. And it is necessary, too, to learn that your lifes sometimes circle around different things
*Nathalie

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

your blog is presh! thanks for stopping by! if i didn't move so much i would definitely have had a lifelong friendship... i always get a bit jealous of those that do.... only jealous in a nice way, though. : )

Audrey Allure said...

Cheers to friendship!

msskeide said...

Love your BFF photos, georgeous:)

xoxo Factory Girl

Jamie said...

There is nothing in the world like spending time with girlfriends...seriously.
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shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, fabulous post! I just adore the McLaughlin/Krauss books, it's so unusual to find 2 writers that consistently write so well together! Yay for friends (both virtual and otherwise!)

THELOOKING_GLASS said...

How true, and lovely!
Everyone should have a few Amigas!!!

OneCraftyFox said...

Aww, this is so true!

Have a fabulous weekend, girl :)

Tuesdai Noelle said...

A treasured and "happily whoaahh ending" story. It's true friendship always finds a way to find who is.

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Have a fab weekend :)

Noble Beeyotch said...

Such a cute post. You surely made me miss my best friend!

Isquisofrenia said...

yeah thats true ,that is why im gonna post more
i actually posted some more today
but anyways this post is amazing ,makes me wanna call all my gfs!

Juliana said...

This was one of my favorite posts ever. You have a very cute blog, I am now following!

Trish said...

What a beautiful post written by a beautiful lady! Hope you have an amazing weekend!! XOXO

Mathilde's Daily said...

thank you for the comment :)


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Zanah said...

I miss my bestie... great post :) Mon Mode Blog

Naiyana said...

WOw. Fabulous post!

Glam Girl said...

So cute those pictures, remembers me of my childhood!

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

those photos are so adorable!

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Isabel said...

aww those photos are so cute..
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H A N N A H ♥ said...

LOVE THIS POST SO MUCH :)

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xx

charmaine said...

Bravo to you!!! i love this post. it is so true. i believe friends are truly a gift from God. the images are too cute! wishing you a happy weekend.

God Bless,
Charmaine

Ellen M. Hill said...

oh, i know sorry! i fell of the face of the earth. but i'm back now, with a long list of things to blog about :)

glad to know i was missed!

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SR@MyStyle said...

Hi there-a lovely post and heres to friendships indeed!

Phoebe Rose said...

This is such a lovely post! Great article :)

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sunaina said...

True, such a sweet post and cute photos!
Have a great weekend xx

Denise said...

w. i miss my bestfriend.

you know there's only one for each of us and when you've found that special person you've found your gem.

great post.


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Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

WOnderful, sweet, beautiful post! And I can not agree more: there is nothing like life long friendship!:-)
Thank you so very much for your kind and wonderful wishes on the opening of my Atelier. :-) I promise to make a post with lots of pictures about it very soon.Wishing you wonderful, sunny and happy weekend!:-)

Francesca said...

Wow, so sweet. My best friend and I have been best friends since first grade, but like all other friends, we can get fed up with eac other. But I love her anyway :)

Orchid said...

So true and so cute.

michelle_ said...

gorgeous pictures !
have a nice weekend !
MICHELLE || Glisters and Blisters

what i would have worn... said...

Such a great post. The story reminded me of my best friend Lily. We have been friends since childhood and you can’t avoid the “apart” periods you just have to let them make you stronger!

Samantha said...

Great post and yes, unfortunately, does happen to friendships when times get tough.
xoxo,
http://www.onceuponafad.blogspot.com

English Rose ♥ said...

Such a great post - friendship is SO important!

Merci beaucoup for your lovely comment darling =]

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x
http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

Vintage Obsession said...

AWWWW this so heart warming :) thanks to the new age tools like socila networking helps soo much dont you think?:)

Kristin said...

Megan and I have been besties for over 15 years. Lifelong friendships are the BEST...but 6 years ago I met three girls that are now my closest friends too. You never know when you're gonna meet new besties!

ceo said...

Soo true.. Thanks for sharing...

xxx
CEO

Fashion Tidbits said...

aw that's such a cute story

The Owl's Closet said...

agreed, here's to life long friendships! thanks for sharing this! hope ure having a great weekend!

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that girl lucy said...

the first photo is so cute!
love this, so true
x

meraldia said...

Very sweet post!

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hi,my sweet friend!!!-)*

I am going away for two weeks and I should be back and write you about you unbelievable beautiful posts here,my dear!!!

Much Love,
***Violetta***

trishie said...

what a wonderful story...cheers to friendship!

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Isquisofrenia said...

thank you! i was kinda taking advantage of my messy hair!

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

I LOVE,LOVE,LOVCE this post,my dear,dear friend!!!-)*

Because is nothing more importantly in the life that the friendship,I am totally agree with you!!!-)))*
You pictures here are breathtaking,tahnk you,thank you,thank you!!!

Much Love and warm hugs,
***Violetta***

Shannon said...

Yea :)

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