“Love is like a lamp, while friendship is like a shadow.
When the lamp is off, you will find the shadow everywhere.
But not all the time can you find a lamp,
so bright enough to cast a dark shadow.”
Everywhere we go, we meet people; new faces, different personalities, and people from vastly different backgrounds with a wide range of hobbies that sometimes may be out of the ordinary.
Friends can be made just about anywhere and everywhere.
But a true friend and a true love is not as easy to come by.
Love is like a lamp, while friendship is pretty much like a shadow. When the lamp is off, you will find the shadow everywhere. But not all the time do you find a lamp, so bright enough to cast a dark shadow.
What do I mean by that?
Even when one friend is not by our side, there is always many others which are like the ubiquitous shadows around us that are easily found. But finding someone that stands out and leaves a deep impression on you is not easy because not every lamp is strong enough to withstand the strength of the wind and keep their flame alive. Likewise, not all friends and people who love you will persevere through hardship with you because some of them just succumb to pressure and find the easy way out; just as to be extinguished by the gust of strong wind.
In life, finding true friends is never easy—it takes time, effort, and commitment to find them. But once you do, don’t just let them be the lamp in your life—be the lamp in theirs too.
Because love and friendship goes two ways—it is mutual.
Treasure the friends around you who are genuinely true. And treasure them just as much, too.