Wednesday, July 21, 2010

i get by with a little help

I've been thinking about the importance of friendships a lot lately. I know that I depend on my friends (and, I suppose, I should presume other people feel the same), but I sometimes let myself forget that. Recently, I've been realizing that I need to be more open with my friends and more available to my friends. This is not the first time I've come to this realization and I'll probably have to remind myself again in the future, because that's just who I am. Ah, well.

So, for the rest of this week, I'll make an effort to reach out to more friends. I might not reach out to every friend I have, but I'll poke my head out of my shell a bit. As I mentioned in a previous post, I am still coming down off of a very busy vacation and I actually do need something of a cooling off period from that, so my contact might be nothing more than a hello on facebook or a quick letter.

As I said, I'll try to be more available (I know, I know, I keep saying this). I appreciate those who have patience with me regarding this. I'm consciously making an effort.


The other day, we went to 5th St. Bakehouse and the Beatles seemed to dominate the music there. Then, again yesterday, at the library, the Beatles popped up (a Yellow Submarine book in the Easy Reader section of the kids' books). So, it's no surprise, given all that and my dwelling on thoughts of friends, that the following song has been stuck in my head for a good number of hours today:

"The Beatles -- With A Little Help From My Friends"