I spent a few lovely hours with my friend Julian and it’s just…sort of amazing what happens when we MEET UP with people versus engage in texting, emailing, phone calling…or dare I say even snail mailing. I have no idea. Basically MAGIC happens. The UNPREDICTABLE takes place. Things grow in unexpected and even impossible ways.
In this day and age, I say we STRIVE for this. Actively, like working out. Actively, like eating properly. It’s so easy to let this go away and to be come say, Facebook-Only-Friends.
This article in the New York Times is precisely about this. David Brooks discusses Startling Adult Friendships and suggests a pretty bizarre but somehow charming idea on how to make friendships happen. It reminded me of breeding almost extinct creatures.