Friday, December 15, 2006

And then there were 4:

Growing up there were four.
One sits writhing this now.
One moved on to far places; had grand adventures.
One disappeared into the mists; glimpsed occasionally, but unknown.
One stayed near and true, hurting now.
My friends.
I await impatiently the impending visit of our intrepid explorer.
I dream of another glimpse of the "lost one".
I stand here, arms open to the one in pain.
The years have passed us by. Life has taken us each on our own twisting and turning paths. We have fought our demons, together and alone. All of us so very different, but with memories the same. Friendships so valuable to me that at times in my life I would have cheerfully laid down my very life for them all.

John, you gave me strength and courage. You gave me wings.
I didn't always know what to do with those gifts.
Teresa, you gave me grounding. You gave me a sense of right and wrong.
I often went the wrong path, and took you along with me.
Melody, you gave me you. You gave of your wit and charm and family.
I love you for that.

Confidential: Mel, stay strong. You have it in you to start again. You can do it. I believe in you. When it gets hard, I am here. When it gets harder, I have a bottle I am willing to share.

7 comments:

Two Sirius said...

That's beautiful. Friends like that don't come along often, and you've been blessed.

Michele sent me!

Theo said...

you have a kindness in this post that rings true.

Michele sent me.

'eliyahu ben 'avraham said...

That's beautiful (and not just because part of it is about me!) ... it took you a while, but I think you've finally started flying on your own :)

And if you're reading this, Mel.. I don't know what's wrong, but please know that I am always here for you. I know there isn't much I can do from NYC, but if you need anything just let me know.

'eliyahu ben 'avraham said...

That's beautiful (and not just because part of it is about me!) ... it took you a while, but I think you've finally started flying on your own :)

And if you're reading this, Mel.. I don't know what's wrong, but please know that I am always here for you. I know there isn't much I can do from NYC, but if you need anything just let me know.

'eliyahu ben 'avraham said...

damn,, I seem to have developed a stutter! LOL!

Em said...

What an awesome post! And thanks for visiting my blog - and for leaving your URL in the note since blogger was being a cranky SOB tonight. Glad we met!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Very lovely post, my dear...I really loved the way you spoke of each person in just a few words but I got them all!
Sorry your last pal is suffering and I love what you said to him!