Time Spent with a Friend
A short film inspired by a long weekend away with friends to Austria.
I'm very lucky to have a number of friends that I adore. But now as an 'adult' time with friends feels much more fleeting.
I made this short film as a reminder to myself to appreciate each friend who adds a little more light and laughter into my life.
We spend so many years surrounded by our friends
Playing until it gets dark thinking it will never end.
From nursery, school, college maybe university
There’s always someone there the way life feels like it should be.
But what happens when you grow out of it all
You’re meant to be waiting to afford a mortgage saving up wall by wall.
There’s no longer this luxury of having them constantly around
You’re defend by the silence that horrible lonely sound.
At 6 years old they taught you to run, to sing to swing to bike
At 16 years old they taught you to love, how to argue and make up from a fight.
At 26 years old your meant to have your future set and ready for you
Those friends that constantly were there are meant to have that too.
You can no longer turn to your flatmate, or the ones that knew you best
Because your older and more ‘stable’, your meant to be able to deal with the stress.
Our society likes to build you into your little box
We run around each day depending on our clocks.
I know if I don’t take the time to be engrossed by a friend
Very quickly I’ll feel the defining silence really start to descend.
When you get the time to catch up with your mates
Listen well, laugh hard, treasure that time you take.
Those precious seconds are far to fleeting
Because we are meant to be more consumed by a business meeting.
But what minutes will you remember the most?
The ones that turned you quicker into a ghost?
Or the times you spent laughing until it really hurt
Like that 6 year old kid not caring about the dirt.
I know I’m not old, just in my late 20s today
But I’ll cherish these happy moments because they’re not always here to stay.
Don't forget those limitless hours do come to an end
Never again will I take for granted the time spent with a friend.