Saturday, November 25, 2006

Sweet

My dear friend T is truly one of the most beautiful and gracious women on earth, and for the life of me I don't know why she likes to hang out with me. T and I were brought together by fate in the late 80's, when we were placed together as dorm roommates. We were great friends all through college, and though there have sometimes been long stretches of silence between our communications at the hands of busy lives, we have always remained in touch and have maintained a great affection for each other.

She was in the general area for the holidays and we made a date to do lunch on Friday. I haven't seen her since we graduated so I was very excited. We had a wonderful lunch while we laughed over my old college photo album, and then we went to a coffee shop and chatted the day away. Years were bridged as if they were only moments, and I relished the time with one of my most blessed gifts - a lifelong friendship - one that had been from the time we met, and I know will always be.

T brought me this beautiful box of chocolates. They are hand created by a local artist in her city. Each box, each chocolate, is a unique piece of edible art in exotic flavors. She said she knew if anyone would appreciate them, it would be me.




They're beautiful, aren't they? They practically look like jewels, and I almost don't want to eat them. But I am :). They taste as wonderful as they look.

Here's to the sweet treasures of friendship.

27 comments:

bigwhitehat said...

"Life is like a box of chocolates."

Sorry. Couldn't resist.

Sissy B. said...

I bet they were as awesome to eat as they are beautiful! What a unique gift....I'm talking about the gift of friendship that can span time and miles as though neither was between them...it is a treasure! enjoy your box of chocolates ;)

Bainwen Gilrana said...

What a sweet friend. :-)

Nelly said...

Cheers . . . to friendship!

Rebecca said...

Lovely, lovely posting. :)

I too would love them - and I would have a hard time eating them!!!! How thoughtful and fun at the same time. :)

Good friends are like fuzzy pajamas...they just make you feel all warm inside.

A-Real-Man said...

The chocolates are beautiful as is a life long friendship. I have a friend like your friend T we have been best friends for 27 years. Like yours our friendship is marked by some times years of silence but we always seem to have some new thing to talk about or do when we get together.

joy said...

Wow, I'm drooling.
What a thoughtful friend clew. You truly are blessed. :)

Slick said...

Well, eat'em because you always have the photo now to remember them by anyways.

Or just save the box.

Nothing like a life long friendship.

chesneygirl said...

What a great relationship!....those are hard to come by sometimes.

Enjoy the chocolate yumminess! :)

Saur♥Kraut said...

What an awesome friendship and an awesome gift! I know a chef (local) who has served Presidents and celebrities and started up a small 4* restaurant in the Tampa Bay Area. He makes similar chocolates. They were worth eating!

Sunny Loves Soul said...

The chocolates look like a jewelry box. It only seems fitting Clew that you would have such a thoughtful and lifelong friend. That in itself is such a treasure.

martie said...

Hey....you've been taggged. Stop by for a visit and see what you have to do! ;)

hideawaypoet said...

everyone should have at least one life long friend like this. i have one myself. we can pick up right where we left off, it might be months or years, but it is easy and comfortable. truly unique and never taken for granted. have a good weekend. poet

Rebecca said...

Just sayin' hi!
Miss ya

Lainey said...

Beautiful!
Good friends are like bacon bits in the salad bowl of life... Ya gotta have 'em!

I've been 'away' for a while, though I'd drop by and say HI!

theresa said...

Based on the way you reveal yourself here, I can see why your friend treasures you so much. It's wonderful to have such dear, close friendships.

Now, be a friend, and tell me where I can get some of those gorgeous chocolates!

Rebecca said...

where ya at chickie?

The Everglades said...

I love stories like this because they're so relatable. I met up with a friend at a wedding two months ago that I hadn't seen in ages. It was great to see them again, but I didn't get chocolates.

Blake

Sam said...

Nice to have such a good friend!
(hey, you sharing those?) ;-) lol

Bougie Black Boy said...

ok. I'm officially going out during my lunch break to buy MYSELF a box of chocolates

Sissy B. said...

Just checkin' in....after your disappearing post I am concerned about you and praying for you.

Emit-Flesti said...

Hello kindred spirit!
I only hope that you really enjoyed those good looking chocolates

martie said...

Hey....I tagged you....again...sorry, but I love your creative answers! Stop by and see what you need to do, okay?

Rebecca said...

Where are you?????

Martie - I can't post on your site! Beta Blogger and Blogger aren't playing well together! And they won't let me convert my blog either... :(

Anna said...

Those candies look yummy!!

hey i am back again with a new blog, I am gonna try to keep up with it this time!!

Nunzia said...

Thank God for girlfriends! How have you been? it's been so long...

Rebecca said...

Miss ya sistah!
xoxo