Tuesday, July 17, 2007

A Little Perspective

"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. " -George Washington

It's hard to keep perspective sometimes when living in a town like LA. You forget sometimes that having only a few true friends is better than having a hundred acquaintances and that the people who will help you move (four times) or take you to the airport (at 6am) are the people that really matter. Working short term freelance jobs makes it easy to make friends, but so hard to keep them around. In LA everyone seems to be too busy or have so many side projects that it's hard to get quality time in with the people you want to be closer to. It makes me miss high school and my friends who would sneak into my locker to clean it or living in the dorms and getting surprise visits from friends at all hours of the night just to talk. I've been in one of those funks lately and just as I was filling the balloons and hanging streamers for my own private pity party I got an e mail from my best friend and went out on a date with a handsome boy....it keeps things in perspective...I have it pretty good...although that probably won't stop me from complaining from time to time.....but anyway...here's to the people that matter. :)





















5 comments:

meghan said...

YOU matter!!

Megan said...

This is a damn sweet post.

I say YOU matter too! :)

The Godparents said...

We see how it is...the DOG makes your picture list of people that matter but we don't. Such a shame...:)

TLee said...

I LOVE YOU!

Daniel Lee said...

So Dustin gets two photos and I'm relegated to sharing one with six other people...

I see how it is.