I'll admit this now.
I've already seen the Sex and the City movie, twice.
Midnight showing and then again not even 24 hours later. And I loved it.
I loved it because I loved that show...
Not for the shoes, or the sex scenes, or even the naked men.
It wasn't the high priced labels or even the love that made me go back and watch old episodes over and over again.
It was for the friendship.
My favorite line, however corny, cliche, or crazy it sounded came from Charlotte. After a particularly exhausting search for the perfect man, she had an epiphany.
"Maybe we could be each other's soul mates," she said. "And men could be these great nice guys to have fun with."
It's not the most profound statement, nor the most realistic.
But it is the most hopeful. It takes men out of the equation and turns friendship into something even more powerful than finding love.
And as the movie ended...
It wasn't the fact they'd all finally found love that seemed most important to me.
It wasn't the men, or the shoes, or the marriages that I coveted.
It was that one big, F word.
Friendship... that turned my eyes green with envy and caused my heart to break.
Because finding love is easy.
Finding real friends... not so much.