16 10 2009
Two Chairs by Harry Stamper

Two Chairs by Harry Stamper

USUALLY, YOU can never tell the precise moment when a friendship is formed.  The original quote goes further to say, “As in the filling of a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over.  So in a series of kindnesses, there is at last one which makes the heart run over.”

This one I’m writing about, is not one of those.  This one is more along the lines of: “A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.”

I was talking to this subsea drilling equipment expert yesterday and we both realized that we have become friends under the weirdest of circumstances.

For one, we practically weren’t speaking to each other when we were working at the same office.

For another, we suddenly clicked after we had left our former employer.  Thanks to that wonder of the connected world – that thing called facebook – we realized there are things we could talk about.

I think that having all these gadgets and the ease with which we can now carry a real-time conversation – the (one-hour) time difference notwithstanding – with anybody anywhere in the connected world, have rendered alcohol useless in masking all inhibitions.  Okay, some inhibitions.

We agree that it’s kind of weird we’re becoming friends now.  BUT I DON’T MIND THE LEAST.




3 responses

16 10 2009

I love this line: “A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.”
I wouldn’t change a word. 🙂


16 10 2009

This reminds me of the 2 chairs left on the cliff edge from the movie “UP”…Did this picture inspire that scene? hmm..


16 10 2009

I like the picture. Looks quite old because of the sepia monochrome but the view, the setup is fantastic. Really good background for a topic about friendship. 🙂


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