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Reflections: (My friends, my warriors)

Reflections: (My friends, my warriors)

If I've loved you as a sister or brother and we've somehow lost touch, this one is for you.  Four names come to mind -- Hermina, Jiovana, Christine and Gissela. I call this unique group of people "my warriors" as they've stuck with me throughout the years.  In a moment of crisis or of joy, I know that any of these persons would be there without asking any questions or judgement.  They would just be.

These friends --  I call them "my warriors"  -- have crossed my path in different times of my life.  I haven't mentioned all of them. I've mentioned the ones that I haven't seen in a long time, but most certainly remain close to my heart. They have never departed from my heart.  They will have a home there for as long as I breathe. Whether I see you every day or not, if I love you and you are my friend, every time I see you will feel as if we've seen eachother all along, without skipping a beat, without skipping a day.

I'm so incredibly lucky to really know such kind-hearted and genuine persons. I'm glad that I've had the sense to really share my life's experiences with such persons.  Although I'm kind to everyone (or at least I try to be), I don't easily become close to someone. I don't share personal things with strangers.

I obviously saw a light in these friends that I didn't see elsewhere, and once they showed me what they were truly made of (which didn't take long) , I gave them  my friendship.  Not once have they failed me. If I ever was not around, they know that it was not due to lack of love or malice -- it was simply life. Life can pull us in different directions.

We are all living our life and it's impossible to be everywhere for everyone, but I do know this. If any of these persons ever needed me, I would be there without thinking twice. Sometimes we just need to connect with friends simply to make a connection.

Strong bonds are not easily severed, but even strong friendships need to be taken care of and nurtured.  I will try harder to let my friends know that I'm still here unconditionally.

Take care of those friendships. As a matter of fact, reach out to a lost friend right now. You will make each others' day.

 

 

Priscilla Rice is an actor, poet, mother and aspiring samba dancer. She has appeared in several plays at the Latino Cultural Center and helps coordinate a monthly spoken word event at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center. She studied Broadcast Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin and has worked as a radio news/traffic reporter and assignment editor for various television stations. She currently works as an interpreter/translator. She is originally from Crystal City, TX and resides in Dallas with her son, Leo.

These friends --  I call them "my warriors"  -- have crossed my path in different times of my life.  I haven't mentioned all of them. I've mentioned the ones that I haven't seen in a long time, but most certainly remain close to my heart. They have never departed from my heart.  They will have a home there for as long as I breathe. Whether I see you every day or not, if I love you and you are my friend, every time I see you will feel as if we've seen eachother all along, without skipping a beat, without skipping a day.

I'm so incredibly lucky to really know such kind-hearted and genuine persons. I'm glad that I've had the sense to really share my life's experiences with such persons.  Although I'm kind to everyone (or at least I try to be), I don't easily become close to someone. I don't share personal things with strangers.

I obviously saw a light in these friends that I didn't see elsewhere, and once they showed me what they were truly made of (which didn't take long) , I gave them  my friendship.  Not once have they failed me. If I ever was not around, they know that it was not due to lack of love or malice -- it was simply life. Life can pull us in different directions.

We are all living our life and it's impossible to be everywhere for everyone, but I do know this. If any of these persons ever needed me, I would be there without thinking twice. Sometimes we just need to connect with friends simply to make a connection.

Strong bonds are not easily severed, but even strong friendships need to be taken care of and nurtured.  I will try harder to let my friends know that I'm still here unconditionally.

Take care of those friendships. As a matter of fact, reach out to a lost friend right now. You will make each others' day.

 

 

Priscilla Rice is an actor, poet, mother and aspiring samba dancer. She has appeared in several plays at the Latino Cultural Center and helps coordinate a monthly spoken word event at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center. She studied Broadcast Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin and has worked as a radio news/traffic reporter and assignment editor for various television stations. She currently works as an interpreter/translator. She is originally from Crystal City, TX and resides in Dallas with her son, Leo.