Yesterday's post made me weepy. For my long-lost friends. My god, did they mean everything to me! What am I talking about? They never stopped. They still mean everything to me. Even if they no longer exist. Uh huh. So what?
I remember thinking back in the day how they could be nothing less than friends for life. We just worked like a well-oiled machine. We were born to be together. The parts just fit too well. The machine (which made nothing at all) was perfect. And perfect in its uselessness. When did friendship ever need to be useful? I think that's called networking. I call it obscene.
My darling Karen, you are so precious to me you don't know. I don't call, because I think it might make you go places you're not ready to go or have and do, but it's not to be shared. I read each and every one of your posts. I don't comment or try to give you advice. because I have none to give. I don't know shit. I have nothing to offer but my love for you (forever and ever and ever).
I thank Penn for admitting four outrageously wonderful people for whom the term BFF fits like designer dress on a mannequin. (Thank you Penn.) And now there's Rich. I didn't know him well then. I know I missed out on that big time. So we're making up for lost time (at least I hope so) as he edits Since When. I agree with every one of his suggestions. Does this prove that I am an idiot? Or lazy? I could, in fact be both of these but not when it comes to Since When. I think my love of Rich's POV so madly means we grok each other. If that's so, I bet we grok on a whole mess of other things. That's exciting.
And Bob, that frightfully bright boy, who's holding back on me. Dude, I don't bite. And I'm a gimp to boot. So worry not, you man of oh so many responsibilities.
When in the world did "getting down to business" mean writing an encomium to my friends, old and new? I tell you, let me off my leash, and I'll go anywhere. I must be watched like a hawk at all times...come back to us baby, don't go there, honeybunch...
My business is Since When. (Rich, sweetie, I didn't get the attachment for 91-115. I don't ever want you to think that I'm sitting on something you've worked hard to get out. I know you have lots of clients. I also know you have a life. I would never do that! I promise!) I am now a thread in Since When. (Thank you, Rich.) This requires rewrites and lots of mulling. I like to mull about Since When. I like the rewriting and the re-editing. I love the criticism. (Weirdo.)
I've got plenty to occupy my time which isn't remotely similar to your time unless you're a cat. (A piece Fran info worth repeating.) I haven't gotten used to this yet, and I grouse that I'm never productive. But I guess I am. At least sometimes. But only on cat time.