Butting heads and shaking hands
Sharing opinions and arguing opinions and adopting opinions
Meeting for hours and joking more than you plan
Throwing words and throwing rocks and throwing chocolate
Opening the fridge to find that your lunch has been eaten by someone else
Digging in a mountain of laundry for your favorite shirt that’s been missing for a month.
Telling the same piece of information 15 times to 15 people.
Searching unsuccessfully for a place to have a private phone call.
Riding down the street yelling from bike to bike to moto
Staring at happy chalkboard messages and wondering who wrote them for you
Cooking dinner and letting someone else do the dishes
Being so sick you want to sleep all day and so annoyed cuz everyone wants to check on you
Sharing laptops and sharing movies and sharing cell phones
Having a friend always available for a walk or a ride
Doing headcounts in the middle of the night to see if it’s OK to lock the gate
Asking for help and getting it
Popping into the room to spend your 10 minute break with people who make you smile
Riding out to hunt for your missing roommate
Sacrificing sleep to sit up and talk with someone who needs to talk
Recognizing your friend by the distinct sound of his flipflops on the concrete
Hurting someone’s feelings and hearing a million rumors before reconciliation happens
Walking into a room and interrupting a serious conversation
Forgetting to ask your roommate how her day was
Letting your friend down and hoping that you will be forgiven
Rejoicing their successes as much as your own.
Knowing and being known and seeking to know better
Bearing one another’s burdens and crying one another’s tears