A sign of a good friendship…


I don’t know precisely how the saying goes or if it is even really a “saying,” but the gist of it is: A sign of a good friendship is that no matter how much time passes between seeing each other you can pick up as if no time has passed at all.

Well, time has in fact passed since the Keys…a small group of would-be writers bonded over creative decisions and discussions and the pursuit of a Master’s Degree…have seen each other. It’s been at least two years since we last sat around that table discussing our writing endeavors, and five years since some of us finished that Master’s Program. And yet, last night it felt like no time had passed at all. We picked up our glasses, our banter, and our critiques with comfort. It was good to be in each others’ company, to be reassured that while some things change…projects, voices, opportunities…some things don’t…intention, interests, camaraderie.

But if we’re on the subject, the question that now presents itself to me is, do I have a good “friendship” with my writing, in all its forms…this blog, “the book,” short stories, new ideas? Time has indeed passed since I’ve given attention to any of it. Will I be able to pick up as if no time has passed at all…?

We shall see…

12 responses to “A sign of a good friendship…”

  1. I’m thrilled to see you back with pen in hand and I’m really looking forward to some good reading. Yes!

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    1. Thanks so much, Dianne! Hoping that’s what I get up to!


  2. The Art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe. ~ Gustave Flaubert


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    1. Isn’t that the truth!


  3. It might be hard to restart your endeavors; inertia is a bitch! But you MUST!!! No matter what might ultimately come of your writing, all you need to ask is, “Does it make me happy?” Because when you are old and look back on your life, I cannot imagine you ever saying, “I regret doing what I loved.” Good Luck!

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    1. Thank you for this! It made me chuckle…and also gave me pause for thought. You’re absolutely right. If it makes you happy (and doesn’t hurt anyone!)…only good can come from moving towards it!


  4. You will absolutely pick it up Shelley! I know because attended a play at McCarter Theatre today on Princeton campus starring my cousin Garrett Lombard. Have playbill when he started with his parents in “Lend me a Tenor” at only 16 years old in 1993 in Gorey, Co. Wexford Ireland. Great, great memories rekindled with him today. Hope you, Matthew and Oscar well. The great memories and bonds of friendship are strong like the the ropes pulling the ships in from the sea. All my love and affection, Kathy Sent from my iPhone


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    1. Kathy…what a lovely, lyrical comment, as to be expected from a lovely, Irish lass! Many congratulations to your cousin…how inspiring! And thank you for your encouragement and support. We are all well and sending you love and affection back!


  5. Kathleen Caffrey Avatar
    Kathleen Caffrey

    Looking forward to seeing what happens with your writing. So glad you had a wonderful reunion.

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    1. I do have big plans in mind…let’s see if I can execute! I think I need to tell you all about them over one or many glasses of Prosecco. X


  6. Robert Schwager Avatar
    Robert Schwager

    Wholeheartedly agree with the previous comments that you should (MUST) keep alive and well-nourished your writing as it is I’m sure an intrinsic part of YOU .. Wishing you and Matthew many good times and much happiness for 2018. Much love, uncle bob

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    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Uncle Bob. Embracing your words today! Much love and happiness back to you. X


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