a blog with cultural bulimia.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

I'll be there for you.

"Of all the species of human relationships, friendships might be the most peculiar. Friends are not bound to us by law or blood. We don't leave them huge sums in our wills. Yet we expect loyalty and lasting affection from them, and they from us, even as our lives become complicated by marriage, kids, humiliating failures, intimidating successes, rises and slips in status, surprises and dips in luck, illnesses, blessings, loss."

'Friendship: An Exposé'

"How they handle our vulnerabilities, secrets and deepest fears is precisely what gives our friends such remarkable power, in ways both magnificent and terrifying."