Showers over Windermere from Holbeck Lane near Troutbeck.

A Celebration of Friendship (Part III)

September 27, 2019

Eldest son Ben (Head of Talent for international media hot-shop Essence in Singapore) read Robin’s blog last week and sent me a note on what Friendship means to him.  Here are his thoughts.

The value of friendship.

Friendship is more than just the literal meaning.

We need to look deeper and understand, experience what it means.

It’s about the good times and the bad, no judgement.

Caring is reciprocal and done with not ego but with strength and love.

We all have weaknesses, but the value of true friendship is not seeing the problem but the solution.

I am fortunate to have true friends who have been by my side through right and wrong over many years.

I would not be the same person without them. Will Josephson, Dan Spencer and Andrea Ettorre.

A Kiwi, an Aussie and an Italian. And that is the most beautiful thing. They became friends with each other. And see each other without me. The true value of connections.

A cosmopolitan mix, yet we share the same values.

We grow together and we don’t grow alone.

I would not be the person today without these friends.

And I am always forever thankful.

And this is us in 2007, we may look younger but now we are wiser and godparents to each other’s children.

And that’s the power of friendship.

Every day we still stay in touch. The power of digital.

Ben Roberts


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