Monday, July 18, 2005


I am home from visiting Laura and we had our usual talk talk talk kind of visit. I laugh when somebody asks "What did you do?" We reconnected. We have a pattern (big surprise here, it started in college) of getting together and talking until we see blue in the sky. Then, like good little nocturnal creatures, we scuttle off to bed and shut our eyes before it's really day.

I thought it might be different this time. We did leave the house, to get food and a movie and a bottle of wine. Laura's sister had a bit of a crisis and so came down from Massachussetts for the night. So it was Laura, her sister (who I think is wonderful, and feel that she's a part of our extended family) and Laura's friend Aaron, who is helping out Sister by housing her cat for a few weeks to get through the crisis time.

We watched Dodgeball, drank some wine and talked. Listened to Iron Horse's bluegrass version of Metallica songs and some time around 3am, we decided it was time for bed. I thought - this is going to be the first time in *years* that we'll be going to bed before the sky is blue, but I'll go with it. So Sister and Aaron went off to Aaron's place to sleep and hang with kitty. I washed my face, Laura came out, I said "Hey, there's this book I want to show you" and read her the first page of it. Ended up reading half the book to her. The sky turned blue. We scurried off to our crypts and went to sleep - but not before Laura finished the book.

It was wonderful to see Laura. I have never been one of those people who has lots of friends. I have a small handful of close friends, who unfortunately all live too far for me to be able to call them up and say "Hey, I'm having a crappy day; let's meet for coffee."

During one of our conversations Laura said in describing somebody "This is one of those rare and special kind of friends - like you - who doesn't just come along every day."

I didn't get to say thank you. That means a lot.


Blogger mireille said...

I envy Laura. xoxoxo

7:16 PM, July 18, 2005  
Blogger Kate said...

Awesome post. You can call me up anyday to tell me you've had a crappy day, BTW. :-)

11:03 AM, July 19, 2005  
Blogger Trina said...

Awesome story! And how *was* the music? Did Goth Girl approve?

6:08 PM, July 24, 2005  
Blogger cjblue said...

Trina, the music was wonderful. We all agreed it was strange and yet strangely addictive. We played the entire thing and before I left, Aaron made himself a copy. You're doing a great job of spreading the bluegrass metallica joy!

8:57 AM, July 25, 2005  

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