Thursday, August 16

Where The Wild Things Are - HNT

My sister and I enjoying an the afternoon at my favorite bar - Starbucks!
I'm turning into such a mocha-holic.

I just got off the phone a short while ago with an old friend. We hadn't spoken in quite some time. The last time we spoke things weren't going so well for us. Not so much that we were having a problem as that we were both caught up in all the drama that comes with being part of the world wide wicked web.

Still, I did feel a little awkward as I sat through the rings waiting for her to pick up. I wasn't even exactly sure what to say to her. Where to start. So much time has gone by that I had almost forgotten what her voice sounds like. It was almost a shock when she answered. Hearing that familiar voice gave me a feeling much like deja vu. Or like returning to a place you loved as a child.

She was so glad to hear from me! I had imagined awkward silences as we struggled to regain our balance again, but there was none of that. We fell right into chatter, catching up, talking about things that had happened in the past and also things that are going on now. It felt as if no time had passed at all.

I'm glad I made that call now. I'm relieved that we have been able to make that connection again. I've missed her so much. I didn't even realize it until I was on the phone listening as she told me of her latest adventures. I think what I missed most about her is that she loves me. She just does. You can hear it in her voice. The way she laughs when I'm being a smartass. The way she listens so intently to the struggles I've been going through.

Before we hung up she said, 'God, I've missed talking to you.'
And I knew she meant it.
I can't begin to explain the wonderful feeling it gave me inside. Like something that has been missing has been found once more.

I guess we're all a bit like Max in 'Where the Wild Things Are'... We all just want to be where someone loves us best of all.

So here's to old friends, and bonds that bend but never quite break.
And to those people who make us feel absolutely witty and brilliant. Because they bring out the best in us.

And speaking of witty and brilliant...
The gorgeous Viviane has finished moving The Sex Carnival to its new dot com home. I know you're staring longingly at that link. I know you want to click it SO bad! Now come on... you know it's not work safe! But it's just so damned hard to resist. Just one little peek. I know you're probably cursing me for teasing you like this. But what's life without a little temptation?
All I can say is that I looked--
and it was good.
Really Good.

And the Lovely Lil Bit gave me a 'Rockin' Girl Blogger' award. It's sitting on my mantlepiece right now. Thank you so much sweetheart!

This week it will spawn five new 'Rockin' Girl Bloggers'... stay tuned to see my picks.

HHNT to you all!
See The Man!


lecram sinun said...

Don't you love having friends like that? :) BTW... the pic of you and your sister is wonderful! Cheers and Happy HNT!

Tricia said...

Lecram, I don't know how we could survive without them. I'm still all aglow ;)

Bad Bad Girl said...

sisterly love... nice.

And no Viviane is not work safe, but it's hard to stay away.

Blissfully Wed said...

Such a beautiful shot. Thanks for sharing.

Oh, and that link? Very nice.



Bud said...

I hate more than anything, losing touch with people I love. To me the greatest sin is not telling somebody you love them. So I'm really happy for you.

Viviane said...

How wonderful that you could reach out, and reconnect with your dear friend.

And thank you for the mention, dear.

tkkerouac said...

Beautiful sisterly photo
and nothing can replace great female friendships, happy HNT!

Lapis Ruber said...

What a great pic of two beautiful young women enjoying time together. Happy belated HNT.

Seth said...

I've always thought that was the sign of a true friend. No matter how long it's been, you don't even miss a beat.

I'm glad I have a few of those people too.

Brighton said...

So glad you got back in touch.
Love the photo of you and your sister!

Keyser Soze said...

Heya beautiful! HHNT!

How about getting back in touch with me?!?

Love you so!

Michael Manning said...

Nice to hear that things worked out and there was less tension!

Hope your summer is going well!!

Sandy Carlson said...

Always the build up is the worst part. My husband did a ToastMasters course, and the mantra was "nobody wants you to fail." That's true of everything, I think. The criminally insane aside, we all want to be good with, to, and for each other. Good for you! God bless.

Sharon said...

That's such a special friendship. Friends really never just go away. You might get busy. She might get busy with life also. But that friendship never disappears.

You always know who your 3 o'clock in the morning friends are....