Friends as medicine

My dear cousin Kate is a lifelong intimate bestie. The sister I always longed for (I have two brothers). Medicine for me when I need restoration. A friend like no other.

Visiting her over the weekend was a salve for my soul. It had been a hard week. My husband was away and my anxiety was spiking. Making the trek all the way to MA from NJ given all the endless weekend traffic in CT was daunting. So I used a travel credit and booked a flight.

Kate and I share so much. We understand each other’s family history and personal evolution. We are interested in the same subjects: spirituality, faith, creativity, love and personal growth.

She cooked for me, she let me nap, read, and yammer on about my fears and worries. Kate’s giggle is one of my favorite sounds in the world. Interestingly, my 7 year old daughter has the same giggle. My heart sparks when either of them laughs, reminding me of the other.

Spending time together was just what I needed, and stands as a good reminder to prioritize spending time with the people you love, no matter the distance or difficulty.

By col

I'm a peaceful warrior, mom, nerd, & animal fan.

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