Thursday, May 18, 2006


"I think we are better off as friends."

I heard that line this morning. Funny because suddenly, the word 'friend' had a new meaning to me.

When I was a kid, friendship is one of the best (if not the best) things one can have. It determines how your childhood will be and eventually define you as an adult. Friendship is one of the most important things when one is in highschool. It can be your WD40 or your 3M step stopper. While in college, it evolved into brotherhood or sisterhood (in most cases).

Kapatid, ate, sis, bro, dude, tsong, teh, terrr, kaps, pare, mare, kuya, daddy, mamy, papa, mama, dear, darling, dahlin, sweety... the list is endless. We call our friends different names and calling them by their legal first names would be uncouth and rude. They became too familiar that we can not even call them by their first names. One thing, we will always be there for them.

"I think we are better off as friends."

It sounded like friendship means settling for something less becasue you can't be something more. Or, it sounded like, "from now on, we will not see each other as often..." eventually becoming "oh, its been so long. How are you?"

This morning, friendship sounded like some euphemism of something you dont really like. Although, on the contrary, from my end, it was the logical ideal.


Anonymous said...

Honey, I didn't say that...Love you.

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