Weekly Photo Challenge: Friendship

For the past 7 days, I’ve considered the meaning and implications of friendship. I’ve thought about the forms it can take and their sometimes temporal nature. There are childhood friends, lifelong friends, and friends of convenience from work or the neighborhood.

What of friendships borne of familial happenstance?

Jack and Maggie, 1991

Will they be friends because they are siblings?

Being an only child, I don’t have first hand knowledge of friendship bonds among siblings, and I remember wondering about it when I took this picture of my (now adult) Irish Twins. 🙂

Thus far, it seems they and their older brother consider each other the closest of friends:


“two of the funniest and nicest humans alive. we actually look alike here!” Maggie, from Facebook, May 30, 2011

Because it seems fitting,  I’d like to close with this beautiful song of friendship.  Enjoy!

Time it was, and what a time it was,

it was a time of innocence

a time of confidences….

long ago it must be, I have a photograph

preserve your memories, they’re all that’s left you