How do you bridge the distance of almost four decades of separation? What does it take to find a treasure you lost so long ago? When is it possible to recapture your youth? There’s nothing like adventure and adrenaline to speed the answers to the most philosophical of life's questions while you try really hard to explain the most obvious question: Why are you even trying?
Natalie R Vice is a fiction author, blogger and freelance writer. She has work under publication with Atlantic Publishing, California Times Publishing and as a freelance writer with organizations such as The Big4.com. When she’s not putting pen to paper, she can be found exploring her role as grandmother to three wonderful children. You can visit her at www.natalievice.com
Have you experienced this moment? A moment where you seriously considered "why" you are even trying to be a friend?
I have, and after some soul searching, discovered the answer was more complicated than simply, "we've known each other forever".
There are as many answers to this question as there are friendships.
“Seriously, Regina, you want to know, in the middle of this ridiculously hot, snake infested pit that we’re going to call a “cabin in the woods” if I brought any Oil of Olay?” At that moment, and in the blink of an eye, two old friends eyed each other warily and with a certain steel resolve: there were vast expanses of difference that threatened at any moment to boil over… to explode into violent words and feelings…and except for a tremendous amount of discipline – and the perfectly timed hair raising scream, it probably wouldn’t have ended in the comical way that it did. Once again, however, fate reminded them of the ties that bound them together – whether it be because of their shared experiences, beliefs, or simple need to survive. This time, it was the need to survive. The question about the Oil of Olay, and the unleashing of harsh words, erased in the exact moment they heard the blood curdling scream.