So many ways to think about this week’s photography challenge. I’m very lucky to have in my life a lot of people I count as friends – Scottish friends I’ve know forever, American friends I’ve known for the past few years, online friends and of course my non-human doggo friend…
My next-door neighbour (and good friend) moved away last month and before she left we spent a lot of time together as she was on her own and feeling sad. Anyway I told her a quote I’d seen on the internet and actually made her cry (which I really feel bad about) but it was so appropriate for us.
“You have 3 types of friends in life:
Friends for a reason,
Friends for a season,
and Friends for a lifetime.”
I can categorise her most definitely in the ‘friends for a lifetime’ group.
In saying that I haven’t always had a lot of friends around me at certain times in my life, whether it was due to moving away, being busy, life changing circumstances or whatever, BUT I have always been able to lose myself and find a friend in a book. This quote from Carlos Ruiz Zafón sums it up perfectly in my eyes:
“In the (book)shop we buy and sell them, but in truth books have no owner. Every book you see here has been somebody’s best friend.”
From devouring Enid Blyton and her Famous Five and Secret Seven series as a child (I wanted to be George SO badly!) I have found a lot of best friends in books throughout my life.
So this week’s photograph is a still life, not any of my favourite books, but just a photograph of some old books I found in mum’s house last year.