hello there!

I had the most divine day in my favorite city in the world, Manhattan! I spent the morning and afternoon strolling the town with several friends, shopping and catching up. Then, I had the great privilege of accompanying a new, but “old”, friend to a documentary film at the Tribeca Film Festival and then to the party afterward.

After we discovered we had completed the coconut milk based ice cream they were handing out at the party, we headed on a long walk uptown, about 54 blocks to home. This was where the new revealed the old, and we felt as though we had known each other for ever. It was so nice. I love the feeling of a good pair of sneakers or better yet a worn cashmere sweater. This is how a new old or an old old friend feels. Just warm and cozy. I am thrilled with the friendships I have earned throughout my life and I feel honored to surround myself with some of the most inspiring, depthy, and intelligent people.

Again, I am blessed.

xo
a

Add yours Comments – 36

  • Ross UK

    on May 2, 2009 at 5:36 am

    Wow, you seem to be getting around a bit – New York, Vancouver, Seattle and back to Manhattan…

    I know what you mean about old friends. I met up last night with a group of old friends from school and although I have seen a few of them from time to time over the years, we haven’t been all together in the same place since leaving school nearly 9 years ago, but we immediately clicked back together as if no time had passed. I think it’s important to make the time to continue old friendships whenever you can, and take the opportunity to make new “old” friends whenever you get the chance.

  • Irene

    on May 2, 2009 at 5:43 am

    It’s great when you can spend time with friends and experience your environment, and still be reflective introspectfully at the same time.

    It’s even better when you can cross old bridges that you never burned. I admire your zeal for God’s gift of life, and your joy of sharing it.

    I hope you have another blessed day! take care, buddy!

  • william

    on May 2, 2009 at 5:58 am

    hey allison, gald your having fun. being with friends really is amazing, it doesn’t matter how bad a day your having they make it better. of course even better is a good day with good friends! take care,
    william

  • Bekki

    on May 2, 2009 at 6:02 am

    I love the way you embrace life – it’s very inspirational ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jade Ruby

    on May 2, 2009 at 6:05 am

    Thanks Allison.

  • Avitable

    on May 2, 2009 at 6:11 am

    Heh. “Depthy.” I’m totally stealing that word.

  • Jennifer

    on May 2, 2009 at 7:16 am

    You truley are blessed Allison. It’s great that you catch up with new and old friends.

  • Jade Ruby

    on May 2, 2009 at 7:30 am

    Avitable Says:

    “Heh. ‘Depthy.’ Iโ€™m totally stealing that word.”

    Too late!

  • David Hayes

    on May 2, 2009 at 7:35 am

    If you ever want any friends in the “hefty” category, let me know.

  • Lorraine

    on May 2, 2009 at 8:09 am

    Oh, that was truly a nice ending to a wonderful and eventful day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • MarilyneL

    on May 2, 2009 at 8:11 am

    How sweet and precious that day must have been. And talking to some I think were with you, let me tell you that the strong friendship is reciprocal ๐Ÿ˜€ Have plenty of those days again!

  • crizy

    on May 2, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Glad to hear that you had a remarkable day Allie! =) You really are truly blessed having to know such people in your life. You deserve it (^^,)

  • Veronica/Susana

    on May 2, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Thanks for sharing Allison. It sounds like you had a blast in Manhattan

    Take Care

  • Smallvillekent

    on May 2, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Allison, you are doing alot of traveling these days. Sounds like you had a great day in New York City. I am glad you have so many friends. From your friends on the web. Enjoy!

  • Lydia

    on May 2, 2009 at 9:10 am

    It makes me smile knowing you’re experiencing many wonderful things, that you’ve got great friends and that you’re enjoying NY and traveling.

    I feel blessed too. I’ve got a good friend here (Belgium) and I’m grateful for having female friends across the world as well. They’re wonderful and very dear to me.

    Enjou your weekend!

  • Beth

    on May 2, 2009 at 9:13 am

    I totally get what you mean.
    This week one of my best friends came home after six months in New York. A few days ago we hung out for the entire day in the city, shopped, walked around, had lunch at a nice cafe and dinner that night at a great restaurant and just talked about everything and caught up with each other. I was so much fun. I really love days when you can just get lost in the company of great friends.

  • Beth

    on May 2, 2009 at 9:14 am

    *It was so much fun.

  • Ross UK

    on May 2, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Beth – I think you should stick with “I was so much fun”…
    ๐Ÿ™‚

  • JediTigger

    on May 2, 2009 at 10:09 am

    The beauty of your blogging and the sentiments behind so many of your entries has really caught me by surprise. In a world rampant with negativity, you seem someone capable of stopping to see, and embrace, the beautiful. More power to you.

    I must admit, though…Tribeca? You DO get around, good heavens. And those who don’t live in NYC or haven’t visited should know that a 52-block walk is quite a hike. Excellent in spring for getting to know someone, since you’ll be afforded a lot of time to chat!

    Cheers,
    Pamela

  • Gina

    on May 2, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Wow, that’s awesome! NY is an amazing place and I feel privileged to live just one state away. ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy your weekend!

  • Robin

    on May 2, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Catching up with “old” fiends, especially after a long period is always fun, as it nearly always feels as though no time has passed and yet exciting discovering all the latest events in each others lives.

    What was the documentary about?

  • Paul Y

    on May 2, 2009 at 11:27 am

    if you are still going to be in NYC for a while, let us know. I work in the Wall Street area and can show you all the cool things around there. I was going to the film fest, but my schedule was a little crazy, so no go.

  • Chad C

    on May 2, 2009 at 11:59 am

    I have just recently got back into Smallville after being adrift for a couple years. You see, i watched the first two seasons and while being so caught up in my school work, i ended up abandoning it – only to be reunited with it in the middle of season 8! so here i am, watching seasons 3 through 7 on DVd, trying to see what i missed. i have to say – your work as Chloe is truly inspiring. the way that the character has so much love for others and yet seems to go rather unoticed by her peers is, at times, quite emotional and i found it heartbreaking when Chloe was left abandoned in the hospital by Jimmy. that brought me to tears. anyway, i just wanted to show my appreciation and thanks that you have remained so dedicated to Smallville for so long – your character is so important! Love you loads

  • Brittany

    on May 2, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Hey Allison! I’m very happy to hear that you got the had a wonderful tiem with yoru friends. I love it when you can talk to a person for hours and hours and never get bored of it. It’s an amazing experience and really gets you reflective about everything going on in your life. I really enjoyed the episode: “Beast”. I was almost crying near the end. You are so talented! And these epsidoes keep getting depper and more emotional. I can’t wait for the finale. I just really hope you’re character’s not the one to go.

    Have a great day!
    BrittanyXOXOXOXOXO

  • Aziza

    on May 2, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Friendship is one of the most wonderful actions on this earth. It’s not simply being a friend- you meet someone, you get along, so okay, you’re friends. Friends ‘act’ as friends. You share dreams, sorrows, stories, give advice, go to the movies with, talk to, listen to, laugh with, lean on, fight with (lol) and very importantly- you make back up. Sometimes the close proximity of them feels nice. But even long distance friendships can be just as special. I miss one of besties! ๐Ÿ™

    Keep your friendships strong Allie, and the only way you can strengthen a friendship (and of course you know this already) is by being one.

    Take care of yourself Allie.
    xoxo
    Zizi

  • Krystal

    on May 2, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    I have found that the company of an old friend feels the most like coming home than anything else in my life. With an ever transitioning lifestyle, the familiarity and trust, the comfort and relief of being home…that only comes when I am in the presence of a true and dear friend.

  • Jesse

    on May 2, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Hi Allison

    You were in Manhattan again, I hope you enjoyed it. I was uptown not to long ago with the cloisters museum. Again I hope you enjoyed it and the Film Festival with your friends. ummmm

  • Catie Broullire

    on May 2, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Wow Allison. You are one of those rare people who truly understand the world. Thank you for your thoughts!

  • Pita

    on May 2, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    I remember one’s said, “You don’t know what you’ve got until you lost it.” But from this posting, I can simply say that we just need a short amount of time to sit back to look outside ourselves to realize what we already have.

  • D'Arcy

    on May 2, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Manhattan, what a world. Coming from a small town, you appreciate the life in the “Big City”. You truly are blessed to be able to visit such great places.

  • Dream_Walker

    on May 3, 2009 at 12:36 am

    True friends are hard to find, even more friends who u can relate to in thinkwise. Id agree You are blessed to have such amazing company:) I envy You (ina good manner), id wish nothing more than You’d be my friend ๐Ÿ˜€ Would be like sunshine of my day when my phone rang and You were on other side heheee, Cant have it all But Thank You for sharing Allison, Best Regards, DW

  • Beth

    on May 3, 2009 at 2:21 am

    Ross – Lol! You’re so funny Ross…
    I’m in stitches of laughter…

  • Sandy

    on May 3, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Hi Allison!!!
    Make me happy that you have spent nice time with the friends!! It is the best thing that it is possible to do … aww I some time ago that I dont go out with my friends … they are very busy, but finally this weekend I could be with my best friend (we are friends since the school) after 2 months without meeting because she was studying for her dificult master ยดs exam…. Is really nice spend the day with the friends: laughing, sharing things, shopping.. Simple things that nowadays that make happy the day.

    grettings.

  • kris

    on May 3, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Old friends help us remember who we are, and new friends show us who we can become.

    I love my friends, and I’d literally be lost without them. Glad that you have such fulfilling relationships with yours ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Amanda N.

    on May 6, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Hey now that sounds like a fun filled day of excitment.I know just what you mean about seeing old friends again,it’s a wonderful feeling you get when you have them back in your life,if only for a day.It’s awesome you had the oppurtunity to go to the Tribeca film festival.I bet there were some good things there.I’m glad you had a nice time in Manhattan.Thanks for sharing your lovely day with us Allison.

  • Reoghain Vanston

    on May 11, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    I just wish I had old friends that made me feel as warm as that, but… I hardly ever get to see them nowadays seeming as they all just working their socks off – something that I too shall be doing three days after my birthday (which is this week – yay!) *sighs* (only work experience but at least I am trying to get a job these days especially in this day and age! =D )

    But I shall be spending, quite literally but wisely, my birthday weekend with two of my best friends down in London.

    Hope you are keeping well =D

    From a loyal fan named Little Red Dragon =D

    P. S. I wish I could go places =( but my time will come =D – jut hoping it’ll be sooner rather than later =D