They say you can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family. Friends are really strange. Well, the way friends come into your life is really strange. After more than four years of actively trying to find friends in France, I haven’t done very well. I’ve met a lot of people, but haven’t really connected with any of them. A few have lasted a little while, but after all this time and effort there’s only one precious person who I can count on.
On the other hand there’s S. It’s miracle we ever met. She is the ex-wife of an ex-colleague of Mr DV. I can’t remember how we came across each other in the first place, we’ve spent very little time together, we hardly ever see each other, but when we do, we get on like a house on fire.
It seems a bit like the search for the other kind of mate. You can actively go out and seek the man of your dreams, have a lot of fun, meet a lot of people, expend a lot of energy and get nowhere. But actually what happens is that one day while you’re out doing the do, somebody you never thought of, and never knew existed walks into your life. I find it fascinating. Maybe life really is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.
The quote above is attributed to John Lennon, and features in today’s tune – Beautiful Boy by John Lennon.