I don’t have a lot of friends. Real friends. And I choose it that way. I am social and gregarious but yet guarded and uncertain. Fuck off, I am. Even more so in this wildly accessible world we operate in. I seek authenticity. I hurt easily. I can shut down in an often imperceptible way. I expect a lot and I give a lot. My best friend in the whole wide world is B. He holds my heart, my soul, my fragilty, my me’ness with such tenderness and such honesty. He softens me in ways only he can see. And me him. I trust him with my thoughts, my heart, my truth and my life. I choose him above all else. And then there’s my family. Who know the worst and the best of me yet love me still. And I them. Deeply. But it’s the friendships forged over life stages that didn’t need to survive or count that I want to honour. That handful of beautiful exquisite fuck the world women who see deep into my soul and past the pretense. We are all so different, such different ages, we live all over the world, we are connected by blood, by marriage and by nothing at all. But something binds us. Something so raw and honest. Something called truth. I need you to know I see it, I am grateful for it, I protect it and I thank you for it. Especially right now. Fuck, it keeps me sane.

8 thoughts on “friends

  1. I hear you .. I RAISE A GLASS to you! Your authenticity is to be admired – Your honesty to be adored and your beauty (inside and out) – to be grateful for! You are a true Gem, and those that have the privilege to be in your circle of love and friendship – to be envied. TRUE SOULS ARE RARE and you are one of them! Your energy radiates across the globe and know that a you are loved and adored. Always remember that people come into our lives for a DAY, a SEASON or a LIFETIME – Either way, they come into our lives to teach us a valuable lesson about ourselves. Thank you for being such a wonderful teacher. Even though we only have Jupiter as our past – know that I truly love, adore and admire you ..your SOUL! XXXXXX

  2. Wow, respect for your brutal honesty and admiration that you know who you are. Something new is learnt every time grace and dignity brings sanity to the world. You inspire Lianne!!!

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    Trudy Miller Lia fuck I miss your face. I miss having a ciggie with you. I miss you telling me I make the best tea / coffee. I miss you as a mentor. I have so much to thank you for you brave beautiful woman. I did shed a tear. You know me I don’t normally comment but your post did it girl … Miss you beautiful. Tx
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    Lianne Cawood Oh my goodness I missed all these beautiful comments. Love you all beyond.
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    Desiree McLeod Johnson And I missed this post my Li. But now that I’ve read it, oh my hat I love you for ALL that you are! For the firm stance you take on life and how you deal with it; and it’s issues that come to pass. Your honesty, your strength of character and this is ME attitude that all stand back in amazement, saying WOW! ……She is a true inspiration to all!! Bold & strong, beautiful, intelligent, classy, a one of a kind! I was blessed the day you walked into my life Lianne Cawood!! Love you!! ❤
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    Mildred Spinoza Only now that I feel helpless and want to be there for you, I understand how my very special friend Tim Dayes felt when he wanted to be there for me. I wish there was something I could do to ease your pain, frustration, wonder and worry frown emoticon xxx
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