[Yes, I’m starting a December quote challenge because, well, at least one every year, yeah?]
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. – Carl Jung
Sometimes, the reaction bubbles for a few years straight, and it’ll sudden explode; other times, the bubbling gentles until there is nothing.
I’m still at the point where, for some of my friends, I’m trying to figure out if it’s long-term bubbling, future explosion, or bubbling that’ll lead to nothing. (All I know for certain is I’ll have continuous bubbling for about…3~5 people. The others are complete unknowns.)
A great example is one of my best friends, Lydia (I’m already snickering as I type this.)
A few days ago, we were talking about something, and as reactions to our topic, we practically said “cockblocker” at the same time.
I have a point out a few things:
– we rarely ever say that word
– it was a huge jump from our conversation
– WHAT EVEN???
Most often it’s the small things that make us stop and go, “Oh. OH. *bursts into laughter*”
During high school, because I hung out with this friend a lot, I started copying her mannerisms. That was more disturbing than cute, and I had to force myself to stop it.
But some of Lydia’s habits have definitely rubbed off on me, little things such as tea preferences, baking preferences, etc. etc. For her, my craziness has definitely had an effect, and the wonderful thing is that she completely embraces it, which makes me feel really good about being who I am.
May you have a handful of friendships that will bubble for life.
Quote taken from here.