Saturday, February 27, 2016

Friend Spotlight!

For this entry, I am going to put the spotlight on: Travis. 

Travis and I met under what are now humorous circumstances, during my brief foray into the world of online dating. This didn't last long, both due to my short attention span as well as my inclination towards things more along the lines of romance and a certain preference in ideas connected to fate as well as timing.  So I quickly decided to leave my relationship status up to the universe and deleted my profile after just a few weeks.  Travis and me had gone on a couple of dates and came to the conclusion that we were not a romantic match but were interested in continuing to spend time together platonically. 
Hence the beginning of this awesome friendship.
Travis and I have done loads of fun things together.  We get coffee and tea together often, we both LOVE books and talk about them all the time during our get togethers.  In fact, I believe Travis may be the only person who has read every single book I have ever recommended him.  How cool is that!?  He says I am his go-to person in terms of finding his next read.  We have celebrated birthdays, traveled to Freiburg together for the Christmas market, sampled many, many burger joints throughout the city, we have checked out the way cool "Blind Museum" in Frankfurt, we frequent the local bookstore routinely, Travis has attended my dinner parties, we are currently discussing a likely long weekend trip to Amsterdam and possibly Belgium too sometime in the near future, the list goes on.
Travis is hands down my most generous friend.  He is incredibly reliable and loyal.  He is someone I know I can count on.  He is a person that I trust.  We always have interesting conversations, whether venturing into silly territory, or more serious and contemplative.  Travis is fun to be with, warm and caring.  He is hard working and intelligent.
Travis is someone around whom I feel I can be myself.  I can be goofy or serious.  He is one of the few friends that I feel I can talk to easily about all sorts of things, but can just as easily sit in companionable silence with as well.  He is someone I can laugh with, a person I feel supported by and cared about.  He is someone I always have a great time with.
His friendship is one I treasure.  I am very lucky to be able to call him one of my friends.


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