james bernal

10

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” – Seneca

- Jet Li & Jackie Chan

- Robert Downey Jr., Guy Ritchie & Jude Law

- Gael Garcia Bernal & Diego Luna

- Gilles Lellouche & Jean Dujardin

- Benedict Cumberbatch & Martin Freeman

- Brad Pitt & George Clooney

- Ben Stiller, David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser & Owen Wilson

- Michael Fassbender & James McAvoy

- Adèle Exarchopoulos & Lea Seydoux

- Matt Damon & Ben Affleck

9

We piled into a rented Opel (named Opal) and left Dublin with the western islands on our minds. The four of us met up in Ireland, for one last road trip for the summer, before we each make big jumps in our lives. Brenna and Josh, moving to Prague and the end of our travels. Shannon, off to Ghana in a few weeks. And myself, moving out west to LA in a month.

We drove about 750 kilometers, drank about 500 Guinness’s, and listened to a lot of Cranberries songs.

As I get older and reflect on what it means to grow up, it’s reassuring to know that regardless of where our lives lead us, there are friends that being around reminds me that I’m living life the way I should be.