Being best friends with someone doesn’t mean that you Skype twice a week at a specific time every time. It doesn’t mean that you text each other all the time, or call every Sunday night before you go to sleep. You don’t have to litter their Timelines or their Ask Boxes with inside jokes or half-hearted “I love you”s in an attempt to keep the relationship as strong as it used to be.
Because if you really are best friends, you shouldn’t have to do any of that stuff to still be best friends. And you shouldn’t be upset if your counterpart in this relationship doesn’t do those things - people have lives beyond one friendship, and real best friends realize and respect that. Being best friends shouldn’t be work. It shouldn’t be hard. You shouldn’t feel threatened that the relationship is going to break just because your contact is somewhat lacking.
Being best friends with someone means that even when you’re apart for months, or sometimes even years, and you don’t keep up constant contact, and you both get other friends, and interests, and your personalities change, you still come back together at some point and you act like nothing has changed. Because nothing has. You’re still best friends. And if you feel like you need to prove that to each other, then you obviously never were.
have you ever had a friend who is literally like your soul mate but like in a friendship way like you are so compatible and perfect for each other
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Song of the Day #7
A music-focused series presented by leakypensieve.
Don’t move so fast
Let this feeling last
RelaxPoolside - Slow Down
Amanda and I had the pleasure of seeing Twin Shadow and this particularly incredible band perform last night at Lee’s Palace in Toronto. Poolside won our hearts over instantly. With the use of psychedelic vibes, synth mastery, and the rhythmic medley of a variety of instruments (like the cowbell in some of their other songs) this band has easily made its way up onto my list of favourites. Plus, Poolside’s music is meant for some groovy dancing…which is basically what Mandy and I did all of last evening! I am going to have Pacific Standard Time on repeat for the next
little long while, that is guaranteed.
Song of the Day #6
A music-focused series presented by leakypensieve.
And when you came out of the dark
I was waiting there
You said, “I can take it now if you can take me anywhere”
Don’t be scaredTwin Shadow - Golden Light
Tonight, Amanda and I will be seeing Twin Shadow live at Lee’s Palace in Toronto and I am incredibly excited. She introduced me to his songs not too long ago, but they have easily won me over and I cannot stop playing this particular one. There is a comment on Youtube saying that this song should have been on the Drive soundtrack. If only! It would have been the perfect addition.
Of course! I actually have quite a few movies in mind this morning that I intend to re-watch over the weekend. I am not sure what kind of movies you like, Anon, but I will give you a few to choose from!
Midnight In Paris is an incredibly beautiful film. I would never pretend to know all there is to know about Woody Allen and his films (that would be Michael’s domain—you should ask him for a recommendation! He is a film studies graduate and an aspiring editor), but I would dare to say that this must be one of his best films of all time. The scenic shots of Paris—oh!—they were breathtaking. As a reader and a lover of the arts, it was also fun and entertaining to see all of my literary idols and favourite artists mingling about in the same movie. The actors brought their stories to life. If you are looking for a film that will make you feel as if all the wrongs in your world are right, Midnight In Paris should be your pick.
If you are in the mood for an older classic, Charade with Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant should be your top choice. I always consider this film as being one of Hepburn’s most over-looked, even though it is ultimately my favourite of her collection (and I have seen several, many of which were watched with Amanda in her basement during the summer before we were off to university. Our get-togethers now consist of taking pictures of The Hungry Mandy creations and eating!). The movie is a ‘spy thriller’ with a few unexpected plot twists and some incredibly humorous moments—the perfect combination. Henry Mancini is also one of my favourite composers, and his talent was the icing on this delicious Charade cake.
And of course, who would I be if I did not recommend that everyone should go see The Dark Knight Rises if they have not already? I have yet to write a proper review, so this will be brief, but this may be the right time to tell everyone just how much I love Christian Bale’s Batman. I have never been more in love with a character, an actor, a story… My love for it all has honestly changed my life. The Dark Knight Rises is an epic conclusion to Bale’s saga and I am so happy to have been a part of it (as always, thank you to my best friend, Vanessa, for introducing this incredible world to me). I cannot wait to see this movie again and dive deep into all the little details this time. It is a must-see! (Over and over and over…)