“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one."”- C S Lewis
I was going to write a reflection here on the friendships I've developed with the great people I hang out with; I was going to start this reflection with a cool quote from Chesterton or Lewis, for I was sure that they'd have written something amazing on friendship.
I was right. I'm no longer posting a reflection of my own. Rather, here is some copy-pasta from Lewis for you:
Lewis, The Four Loves:
Christ, who said to the disciples "Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you," can truly say to every group of Christian friends "You have not chosen one another but I have chosen you for one another." The Friendship is not a reward for our discrimination and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each the beauties of all the others. They are no greater than the beauties of a thousand other men; by Friendship God opens our eyes to them. They are, like all beauties, derived from Him, and then, in a good Friendship, increased by Him through the Friendship itself, so that it is His instrument for creating as well as for revealing.Ibid.:
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. . . . It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that gives value to survival.