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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Drifting

I've not been around the blogosphere in a while, for reasons still unclear to me. I'm stymied and stuck; shackled and squabashed. In any case - I've taken a vacation, down to the beach - and spent an entire week free of the things that I'm required to do, and from the responsibilities that I gladly undertake each day in the role of wife and mother. I hope that the break has loosened some creative force heretofore unheard of in this household. Or, that I at least stored up some rest for the everyday stuff so I can stay up all night on the things I am driven to create.

I spent a long time on the phone yesterday with my dear friend. We don't get to talk often, and she lives about 700 miles away, but it seems that anytime I pick up the phone, we pick up where we left off the last time, even if it was months ago. Does everyone have a friend like that? I can't imagine that they do, but at the same time I would wish it for them. I've known her since I was 12 - way more years than I want to count, now, and we've been through just about every emotion and situation together. She's seen me at my best and at my worst (and vice versa) and she loves me anyway. That's how friendship should be, don't you think? Not the constant struggle to stay in the good graces of someone, and always wondering if you've done something to tick them off. Nope - it's being able to pick up a phone, any time of the day or night, and call someone, knowing the first thing they'll ask is "how are you?"

I don't know why I'm waxing all sentimental today - but take it for what it is. I hope you all have a friend like that, and that you are a friend like that. Mo - girl - I love ya. Go buy that Julia Cameron book - commence to writing - you're gifted, my dear friend! Always - Dino
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