I remember now, how lucky we are, to find companions in pens, in songs, in our dogs, and in the people who surround us underneath sun droops and moon beams. Some folks spend their wholes lives shaking dust off of old friends, chasing invisible faces, settling for spoons, and solitude. Some folks never meet an honest friend.
For a long while, I spent my baby fat days imagining I'd be one of those folks. When I was in school, I saw unrecognizable faces, and soon after elementary ended, I grew fond of wishing I was elsewhere, elsewhere meaning a place where my boots licked daisies, with friends who understood the meaning of life was to labor on good things. A place where the sun rose for dreamers. Unfortunately, I couldn't name one person, through my days of school, that didn't dash my hopes of a true friend. Some would say, it's not an easy life for the girl who's Mom is her best friend, or for the girl who's Friday night curiosity lingers towards a poetry book -instead of a bottle of champagne. And I'll say, it wasn't easy, but it's the way of travel in life that leads us to our destination. If I had felt a sense of belonging in those rooms - where I spent time as a 15 year old, I would never know the life I have now. It is the quarrels and the curiosity that led me to being Amy.
I am fortunate to say that now, I do know beautiful people, beautiful humble honest people, and my Ashley is one of them.
Last week, Ashley and I found ourselves eating breakfast sandwiches and sipping water at a coffee shop near my house. Each day spent beside Ashley is a day spent chattering like song birds. We meet at 11 am, and suddenly, three oh clock rolls in, and there's still room left for music. This is our second post together, you can visit her sweet sugary blog here Don't let the snow fool you. Through all of January, this was the one day where a white blanket laid it's bed all over the city. I can assure you, the very next day, the sun melted the bed, and solid ground was found underneath our feet.
Ashley and I have plotted many more rambling adventures, including a video post, which may or may not be a good idea. We'll let you decide ^.^
I hope all of you have an honest friend, and if not, you'll find one holding your hand soon.