They say, "no man is an island." Do you agree? I really, really do. I always look forward to spending time with friends, because it is when exchange of stories, chismax, and experiences happen. For me, being with them is where I can get out of my comfort zone and break free from all the stress of life and work.
It felt awesome to see my Digicon friends again last night, after missing them for almost a month. It was a work *slash* dinner meeting, but because of the dynamism of everyone, turned out to be a sharing session of some sort as well. I enjoyed every bit of it! I'm sure my friend Sabrina would agree with me.
I consider Digicon as my second family. It is with them that I feel comfortable showing whatever kind of emotion I have. It is often with them when I wish the night would not end, because that would mean we'll part ways again.
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. ~Henri Nouwen
I'm overflowing with gratitude to friends who stick around through thick and thin, who makes me feel appreciated and important whether in small or big things, and who says things frankly even if it means to be hurting.
Thanks for the wonderful memories, Digicon! *Group hug!*