Feliz Día de San Valentín or Happy Valentine’s Day. The Ancient Greeks had four separate words to describe love. Today is the day most often associated with Éros or romantic love, however I’d prefer to focus on Philia, which is friendship or affectionate love.
One of the things I have learned living in a foreign country far away from all things familiar and all the people I love and love me is how deep that love and regard for each other goes. The distance had led me to a deeper appreciation for my circle or friends and family, especially my girlfriends. My relationship with each woman is different and that difference adds much-needed color to the tapestry of my life. Their distance had showed me how much I relied on them to get out of my introvert bubble and meet new people and to sometimes socialize with those already in my life. And I thank them all for being my sister-friends.
I found this video whilst roaming ’round the ‘net that captures in song and image the relationship of one woman with her friends. It does not encompass all of my relations with my friends but it’s a door into our varied association.
An oldie but goodie, my High School ladies will remember signing this one to each other.
Some of the ladies in my life (CinsofJoy I need a picture of us!!!)