The pursuit of love often involves the physical pleasures of intimacy, the excitement of courtship, blind trust or renewed trust, high expectations, understanding, and a number of other factors.  One item that I rarely hear mentioned is companionship.  Companionship is a quality that ha special meaning to me.  it’s the quiet glue that bonds two people together and breeds long-term commitment which comes about naturally.

To have have days, months, and even years go by and continue to someone’s presence in my life speaks volumes about the quality of the relationship that I share with that person.  Many people come and go quickly in our lives.  Others stick around for a lifetime in friendship.  A handful will be there in love for an eternity.  

Companionship is what we appreciate most in old age and last breaths, movies and high school dances, honeymoon cruises, 25-year anniversaries, etc.  Its why being single only means being without commitment rather than being alone.  Even single people often get snaged by the net of relationship if for no other reason than companionship.


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