I did not write a new Trusty Water Blog post on Friday, the reason for this was that I was away, visiting a friend for the weekend. I came back last night. I had a wonderful couple of days with one of my very best friends – we ate nice food, wandered around the streets, watched anime, watched films, played video games and lots of other fun things. Unfortunately, my friend lives quite far away so I don’t really get to see very much of him. But I really got to enjoy essentially two full days in his company.
It made me compare the way that I spend time with my friends who live far away and the friends who live nearby. If a friend of mine lives nearby, I’ll see them every week or two and spend two to three hours with them when I do. If a friend of mine lives far away, I won’t see them often, but when I do, I’ll spend a full ten hour day spending time with them and maybe do so for two or even three consecutive days. I like these intense bursts of time spent with my friends.
On reflection, it’s sad that I never really get the chance to spend such long periods of time with the people who live near to me. When you don’t see someone for a long time, you make up for that by spending a day (or a few days) focusing exclusively on them. I just think it’s a bit of a shame that this only seems to happen if you’ve not seem someone in a while – why not dedicate whole days to people you see a lot of? I’d like that. It seems a bit like a case of not appreciating what you have until it’s gone.