Thursday, July 30, 2015

Ice Cream Party

I feel really blessed to still be so close with my high school best friends. It's true that college changes things and people, but I'm a strong believer in that when you meet people worth keeping around, you should keep them around. I think this quote from How I Met Your Mother sums it up best:

"You will be shocked when you discover how easy it is in life to part ways with people forever. That's why when you find someone you want to keep around, you do something about it." 

Anyway, I had a perfect summer afternoon with my best friends Anika and Noor. We were actually heading to dinner when an ice cream truck caught our eyes. After a quick flurry of "can we" "should we" "LIVE A LITTLE", we each got a delicious treat to enjoy while strolling downtown. This summer has been significantly more difficult to make plans with friends because we're now semi-adults with jobs and long days and wow I wish I could go back in time. Regardless, I'm glad Anika, Noor, and I got to have this lovely sugar-filled day together.

In middle school, I actually did a portrait series on Anika (I like drawing hijabs). This series continued out of our art program into our high school classes, where the paintings evolved into sketches on oranges smuggled out of the cafeteria and other available surfaces. I really should've gone to art school, honestly.

I actually didn't know Noor (picture below) until earlier this year when our mutual bestie Anika brought us together. And then it was happily ever after. I think most people are great but Noor is absolutely phenomenal and one of the best friends I've ever had. LOVE YOU.

Fun fact: if you take too long trying to get the perfect photo of your ice cream outside in NYC in the summer, your ice cream will melt. Because science.

Hope everyone's getting to spend time with friends this summer!

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