I'm some distance from most of my dearest friends and I miss them terribly. Oh, just the mundane things like sitting for a cup of fresh brewed coffee and talking about everything under the sun. Martini's at the bar of a loud and very busy bistro heartily enjoying the atmosphere and people watching, dinner out sharing good wine and lots and lots of laughter, or late night talks about things not normally shared, while watching the inky night through the screened porch.
However, friendship doesn't mean that you have to see each other every day. It does however mean that you keep your friend's memory tucked into your heart and firmly in mind while you journey elsewhere for a time. Bach puts it into perspective reminding us that we have to journey in order to enjoy the moment of return when you see your friends again.
I journey. I've moved more times than most people think is necessary but each experience I have is always a lovely adventure. Each time I reconnect, it has made my connection stronger. For me, that is the bonus!
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