“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.”

Jim Morrison

I read the quote for this week on Friday afternoon and it took me a while to come up with an approach towards it.

I wwas trying to figure out whether I I have a friend like that. A friend, with whom I can always be myself. Not matter which part of me. A friend, that who is with me under any circumstances. A friend, who accepts me just the way I am.

Several people in my life came to mind, but I dismissed all of them. For one reason or another. Most of my everyday, in person friends have no idea about Lilly. And even the ones that do, it’s not a topic we talk about often.

I kept thinking about my close friends. And as well as most of them get along, they all are so very different. And in the best way possible. Each of them touches me in a different way. Each of them touches a different part of me.

With some I can have my feministic discussions, with others I can be wonderfully sarcastic and only they understand my dark humour. Others again are the ones that touch a very different part of me. One that I for example would never show on Twitter or my blog.

And throught those thoughts I came to the realisation that my friends are just what is described in the quote. They allow me to be myself. The self I am at moment. They accept my feelings, listen to my thoughts and ideas and love me for who I am.

I am blessed with the variety of friends and our friendship. And all I can do is strive to be just as good a friend and as loving as they are. So they also feel that they can be who they are around me.

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