Friendship is Like Peeing Your Pants

Today I read a hilarious metaphor on a blog about friendship. It said:
"Friendship is like peeing your pants. Everyone can see it but only you can feel the warmth"

Isn't that great? Reminded me of a verse in 2 Samuel that highlights the deep love and friendship that David had for Saul's son Jonathon. These words come right out of David's journal as he processes the death of his friend,

I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan;
very pleasant have you been to me;
your love to me was extraordinary,
surpassing the love of women.

True and lasting friendship is a deeply satisfying thing. It can overcome all types of obstacles and transcend time and space. To be without friendship is to experience an aching loneliness. When friendships end there can be grief and powerful feelings of loss. But there is always new friendship waiting around the corners of life if only a person would risk and pursue it.