On my way… by Marie

Keep holding on to what you love & enjoy the ride of life


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When you know you’ve just found a friend…

♪ The day we met,
Frozen I held my breath
Right from the start
I knew that I’d found a home for my heart… ♪

“When you meet someone for the first time, that’s not the whole book. That’s just the first page.” – Brody Armstrong

I’m sure it happened to you too to meet someone for the first time for a reason or another and then know that this person was somehow a friend you hadn’t met yet, didn’t it? It is Maya Angelou who once wrote that “a friend might be waiting behind a stranger’s face.” Well… that’s what I mean; you meet a person and after a while, you know that this person can totally become one of your friends one of these days…
That’s what happened to me the other day when I was in London and interviewed Jamie (the current ‘Marius’ of West End… for those of you who wouldn’t have read my post!).
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In the post with the interview, I wrote that if I could have had a big brother, I wish he had been just like Jamie. I didn’t write it randomly! He really gave me this impression that one day, after a while, after several ‘meetings’, he could be that friend to me… the kind of ‘big brother’ friend you can talk to and laugh with whenever and wherever you want! I just think he is & can be one of those true friends who belong to us inalienably – simple, wise, contented and living in others.
Let me quote Nadia Scrieva now, who once wrote “Each meeting occurs at the precise moment for which it was meant. Usually, when it will have the greatest impact on our lives.” I don’t know if it’s because the one I thought was my best friend decided to put me in the ‘just good friends packet’ and that because of it I just felt like all my friends were going to let me down or whatsoever, but I think you know when someone is meant to become your friend one day. And feeling that you may have met a future good friend is very comforting… it feels really good, just like you could breathe again. I’ve already told you about the family I’m living with (here in England) & I truly view as my adopting (and DEFINITELY adopted) family 😉 Well, they belong to those people who give me faith again and who makes me want to forget all the bad things that has happened within my family (the French one :p!). When I interviewed Jamie, I felt that he could be one of these people ;).
“I’ve heard it said that people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led to those who help us most to grow
If we let them and we help them in return.” 

― Stephen Schwartz
How did I know that though? How can I say that? The answer is quite hard to find, because when it comes to something you feel, you don’t really know the reason, do you? :p. I would probably say that part of the reason why I felt he could be a friend is because he told me his favorite musical was Les Miérables (which is my favorite book, as you already know it!), and as P.G. Wodehouse once wrote, “There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature” ;). Another reason, which could explain this is when I figured out that what being on stage brought him was exactly what it brought me to write to you on the blog,… which, by the way, makes me think of a C.S. Lewis’ quote (another one!), “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”  No, but honestly and apart from that, I don’t know and I think I cannot really know… I just… know that, if we can keep in touch (and I’m sure we can, can’t we? is it the 21st century or the middle age?!), we’re likely to be friends someday…
I know there are lots of very nice people on Earth and Jamie is definitely one of them, but deep inside of me, I knew (this last Monday when we met) that this guy wasn’t meant to be just one more nice people of this world, but a person I could definitely count among my friends ;)!
With this, I’m gonna leave you with this little quote (the last one, promised! :D)… just so that everyone can keep faith 😉

“Don’t be dismayed by goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.” – Richard Bach

And of course,

Keep holding on to what you love & enjoy the ride of life 😉

xoxo