Today, I received some news I cannot understand; it involves the health of one of my oldest, dearest friends and, to be honest, it ain’t great. In fact, it makes me really, really sad.
The Universe pisses me off sometimes, and this is one of those times for sure.
This person and I were, at one time, inseparable – we worked together, we ran around together, we even had apartments in the same building. He was – and still is – like a brother to me. Life has “gotten in the way” and we are not nearly as close as we once were but he is one of “those” friends – you know, the kind that feels like you just spoke with them yesterday when it has been weeks or months since you last spoke. It makes me sad that I was not able to be with him when he got this news, to be some sort of support and crutch to him. I hope in the coming weeks and months that we can spend time together and I can, in some small way, bring him comfort and happiness in his journey. I’d like that, and I think he would like that, too.
We have had many adventures together, he and I, and I expect this one to be a whopper. I mean, he’s the guy I sauntered backstage with at a Grace Jones concert and ate cheese off her “courtesy buffet tray,” LOL! I’m not sure what the future holds for him, but I know I want to be a part of it. I also know this – if anyone can “get outta’ this mess,” it is my friend.
This quote just about sums up how I feel about you, DR –
“Of all the friends I’ve ever met, you’re the one I won’t forget and if I die before you do I’ll go to Heaven and wait for you.” – Unknown