on the other hand
you want to know what isn't in recession? friends. that's right. cheesy but true. i have so many people, really good people, that i feel strongly for, and feel glad that they are a part of my life that it's a little silly really. here's the kicker, some of them i've never even met face to face. what you say? how can you know someone that way? well you just can. i'm not naive enough to say that there aren't flukes when it comes to this kind of thing, but for the most part, you can. and comfortable friends, the kind you see two, maybe three times a week. the kind you can just say hey, i'm bringing over chips and salsa and they respond with, cool the front door is unlocked. that's a good kind too. maybe you have a friend who is just like you. you laugh at the same thing, your mothers drive you crazy in the same way, and you could literally laugh and talk for hours and hours. or what about those friends that you only see every few years, but it's like riding a bike. you just pick right back up where you left off. and sure you wonder why you don't see each other more, but you know that it's ok. maybe there will be a time in your life where your lives will intersect, and maybe not. either way, they're still great. what i'm trying to say here is that if your feeling crappy, or down, or pinched or whatever your feeling, just take a minute to think about the people you love. i guarantee it will put a smile on your face, make you feel rich.


Blogger kristi said...

i love this blog. i love your photos, the insight you share here. but i really, really love this post. i shared it on FB because i don't think i could have said this any better than you just did.

thank you.

3:55 PM  
OpenID ButtonsMagee said...

I couldn't agree more hannah. thanks for being one of those friends who can just randomly come over for supper. :)

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

You've just inspired me to work harder at being a better friend to the awesome people that allow me to tell them tasteless jokes day in and day out. Thank you.

PS - Long time reader, first time commenter.

5:50 PM  
Blogger house on hill road said...

perfectly put, hannah.

5:53 PM  
Blogger famapa said...


1:12 AM  
Anonymous melly said...

You couldn't have said it any better. Beautiful honesty.

4:10 AM  
Blogger Julia said...

you are smart. that's all.

7:56 AM  
Blogger Anna Allen said...

whoa. this is just what i needed to hear. and you said it so well. thank you!

8:57 AM  
OpenID bferry said...

yes yes yes.

smiling already.

8:59 AM  
Blogger claire said...

it's true.
all of it.

10:22 AM  
Blogger kristina * said...

that's so true. just what i needed to hear/read. it really hits a nerve. in a good way. dankeschön from berlin.

that last picture is oh so beautiful.

11:07 AM  
Blogger julia said...

i love this. so true. :)

1:40 PM  
Blogger shari said...

you're so right. xo

7:28 AM  
Blogger Prisca: said...

i'm so glad you took pics of this day--had to look twice to see who was lee and who was david. those silly david lee's. we will miss seeing you every two yrs and hope you come to visit us...we will miss the idea of you being so close!


10:55 AM  
Blogger Maggie May said...

what a lovely calm feeling here at your blog. this picture reminds me of Nashville TN. my husband and i took our kids to stay with my Aunt for a week a few summers ago. i am from Jackson, Mississippi and the porches are so important there!

6:21 AM  
Blogger cat collier said...

old or new. near or far. friendships seem like seasons, passing close and then drifting and then close again. it is a great comfort to read your thoughts, as always. tx.

6:02 PM  
Blogger aka Caitlin said...

wonderfully put. thanks for putting your lovely words and photos out into the universe... they are appreciated. :)

6:14 AM  
Anonymous hanne said...

oh yes.
i feel so rich.

(and your writing is so very good, hannah)

1:53 AM  
OpenID underthebigbluesky said...

note to self. make more time for friends. i have one of those friends, we went 13 years without seeing one another (opposite ends of the country) and yet picked right back up when she came back!

your photos just epitomize summer here!

2:52 PM  
Blogger HM Baker said...

...sometimes cheesy is true. salute!

10:59 PM  
Blogger anna said...

beautifully put, just what i needed to read right now. so glad i was drawn to this post today of all days

thank you

2:31 PM  
Anonymous nar said...

:) well said Hannah.

11:28 AM  

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