Wednesday, October 31, 2007

"You wanna do something after work..."

"Two cokes, please..."
Originally uploaded by Rubira
I have posted about this before but never mind. This blog is supposed to reflect a certain part of my thoughts and like pensioners, also people in their 30s keep going around and around with the same old story.

After evenings like this I go back to the lyrics of my life mantra, Baz Luhrmann's song Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen). I listen to it at least once a month and everything he says makes sense. I actually do strive to live my life the way he preaches. Tonight was the time for the following:

"Understand that friends come and go,but for the precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography in lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young."

Amsterdam would not be the same without a few key people here. After nearly three years we are starting to reach this level where you don't need to explain everything, the other person just knows. Every single time I go back to Finland I realise how special it is to have friends who you have experienced things with and who know you inside out. And it is such a warm feeling to realise that the same is evolving here. Tonight we did not do anything special - met for dinner, a few drinks and talked - but it was still absolutely beautiful.

For me places live and die with the people. When it comes to friends, I am bloody fortunate.

1 comment:

Bertan Selim said...

And in the spirit of the wise - it always takes two to tango. Friendship (the real ones) is also about giving, and for what you give you get back double.
There is nothing like an appelsap after a long days work, especially when it is with you:)
A pleasure, as always!