I still remember those days back in a foreign land when I was by standing over the window looking at the pool and those moms who were enjoying the day with each other and all of a sudden that feeling of loneliness sipped in. I had tried to get by every single day being completely a stranger and was busy looking for a friend, someone to hang out with over coffee and some silly conversation. Nothing luxury. Just a friend.
Being without a friend that I know of was something I was bargain for when joining husband overseas. I could never forget that feeling of solitary. Hence when we headed home I packed my suitcase with big hope that I can finally come home to my old friends and make some new ones.
But time changes. No one stays put. Everyone moves on. So does my old friends. It’s time to make new friendship. Or so I had thought excitedly.
Turned out making a friend wasn’t as simple as it seemed. It was probably due to the weather or the city. Whatever it is building a friendship is almost next to impossible here.
But I won’t stop trying though. I may not be the loveliest and friendliest person you could ever find but I am always open for a friendship.
Building a friendship over money is just like building a sandcastle. It looks strong but when you step on it, it falls apart. Friendship is about two equal people become one. When one feels superior than the other it’s employment.