These days everyone has hundreds of internet friends, but nothing can replace a truly bosom friendship like Anne and Diana’s.
ANNE: My greatest wish apart from staying at Green Gables would be to have a bosom friend.
MARILLA: What kind of friend?
ANNE: A bosom friend. A really kindred spirit. I’ve dreamt of meeting her all my life.
Luckily, Anne found the bosom friend she had always longed for in Diana Barry. When Anne was troubled, she could always count on Diana to give her a kind ear and a shoulder to cry on. Diana was also there to share in the joyous moments of Anne’s life like her marriage to Gilbert and her reunion with Dominic at the end of Anne: The Continuing Story.
It’s great to have all kinds of friends online, but I’m sure most people have very few bosom friends… I know I do. My closest friends I have known since childhood and I can’t imagine ever losing touch with them.
There are numerous ways to connect with people these days, but I believe the strongest bonds of friendship are forged through time and shared experiences. Fortunately, I have a couple of friends that have been there for me through thick and thin. Hopefully you do too and you cherish those bosom friendships “for as long as the sun and moon shall endure”.