Not old people that are also your friends. But friends that have been your friends for a while.
I think everyone would agree that old friends are great. One of my first friends from college is coming for a visit this weekend. So, I am dedicating this post to her and to all my other old friends out there.
Old friends become a part of who you are. You talk like old friends. Make faces like old friends. Have the same memories as old friends. Make noises like old friends. Borrow clothes from old friends. You don’t have to tell about your other friends to old friends because they already know them. You don’t have to worry about your old friends getting their feelings hurt when you tease them because they know you tease them because you like them. You pick up right where you left off with old friends. Old friends call you when they see an elderly white couple driving a car with spinning rims. Old friends call you just to say hi. Old friends remember weird things that you have said in the past and laugh at you about it for the rest of your life. Old friends don’t let you win in blokus. Your old friends don’t have to let you win in blokus because you always kill them in it anyway. Old friends say dumb things, but you still like them. Old friends get bridesmaid dresses that will flatter all body types. Old friends care about your future. Old friends will always be your friend, no matter where they go.
If you don’t have an old friend, make a new one and then keep being their friend for a while. They will then turn into an old friend. (That sounds a lot like something my old friend that is coming this weekend would say. And if you don’t believe me, read her blog and see if it sounds like the stuff she writes… especially read the post about the clouds hogging the water.)
*of course new friends do many of these things too, but this was for old friends.