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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Friend of my Soul

"The anam cara was a person to whom you could reveal the hidden intimacies of your life. This friendship was an act of recognition and belonging. When you had an anam cara, your friendship cut across all convention and category. You were joined in an ancient and eternal way with the friend of your soul."
~John O'Donahue, Anam Cara


I've had many friendships that haven't lasted. Without placing any blame {on me or them} they just weren't meant to be. Perhaps the timing was wrong; perhaps we were just too different. Jeeze, it sounds like I'm describing ex boyfriends! In spite of all of the friendships I have seen pass by, there are those that stick around. There are friendships in our lives that make us more complete.


In this crazy life of moving all around, there are special people that make you feel home no matter where you are. I am better for having these friendships in my life. I had been planning for ages to get a new tattoo, but I had never settled on what. That is until the day my bestie told me she wanted to get one with me. First we were just planning simple knots- in fact the circular knots we chose represent friendship- however, I wanted some sort of phrase, something extra.That's when I remembered Anam Cara and I knew it was perfect. Even if you haven't found that person in your life, the concept of people that make you better and more complete is one that makes me happy. {It's a great read if you need something uplifting!}


Bestie chose to stick with just the knot, but that just goes to show that we are alike, but it's our differences that make our friendship so strong. No matter where we are in the world, our bond is fierce. The amazing thing about Anam Cara is you are not restricted to one. There are different types of friends {and lovers} and it is those amazing people that make us whole.










Do you have any tattoos? Why did you choose them?

2 comments:

Our Little Fam said...

Very sweet post! I don't have any tattoos, I am a wuss. Haha

JG said...

That's very cool. I know what you mean - it's taken me a while to realize that friendships have seasons, and sometimes there are people who are only meant to be in our lives for a period of time. And that's okay. Just make the most of those friendships while they're hear. Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. :) So having that one special relationship that does last a lifetime, is a very precious thing.

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