“if you ever want to know who your friends are, be vulnerable.
need something. need something you can’t repay them for, something basic and human, something people only willingly and unflinchingly give to people they care about. it seems like age-old wisdom, but it’s something we tend to lose track of when things are good: tough times are the ones that show us who we can really count on, and how many people in our lives are just (no pun intended) fair-weather friends.
and sometimes, it’s not the people you’ve known the longest, or the ones you think you know best, who fit that description. sometimes it’s not even the people you’d expect to fit it. it’s the people that, regardless of time or place or circumstance, are right there with you when shit gets real.”
– mila jaroniec