There’s something to be said about low-maintenance friends: aren’t they great? There are a few friends that I don’t get to see as often as I would want to. Some are my school friends in KL, some are school friends from Perth that have gone to Sydney and some are here in Perth whom for one reason or another I would miss catching up with due to our busy lives and conflicting schedules.
E-mails, IM and blogs have certainly helped create the illusion of knowing what each other is really up to. But there’s no compensating for physical presence. Today I had lunch with such a friend. The last time I saw her was 4 months ago. One characteristic of a low-maintenance friend is that they don’t mind that you haven’t called each other for ages. Another is that when you do get together it’s like you just saw each other yesterday and the conversation just continued and flowed.
Found this quote that is very apt:
“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.”