I just ran into my childhood friend that I haven’t seen in twelve years. I ran into her right when I moved here and then lost track of her completely. As I was coming back from lunch errands and I see her and stare. She starts staring back with a look –I know you, but who are you… then we both have it and I say “holy shit, no way!”
We met when I was five, she lived across the street from me and had the nerve to own the same winter coat as me. Even though I had my coat on, I believe I accused her of stealing mine. Our childhood friendship was full of imagination based games, which she was absolutely fabulous at. We named things and places in our neighborhood, rode our bikes to the lil’ peach. One time we spied a treasure of change on the road. It was more than ten bucks in coins and stuffed ourselves on sugary things and carbonated beverages. I remember stepping on more than one beehive with her in the woods, a serious issue as she was allergic. From it I learned that if you can stay very still, you may not get stung. Even though she was deadly allergic, she was really good at that. We made whirlpools in her pool so that only the center needed vacuuming and one time rescued a chipmunk from her cat that ended up on our heads. She being a year older than me had to explain to me what an orgasm was after lending me a book that may have been a wee bit more graphic than any I had read before. She knew about all kinds of things I looked up to, in both the brainiac and edgey arenas. I even think she is the one who decided to actually count the number of licks it takes to get to the bottom of a tootsie roll pop on a long drive to Hermit Island Campground in Maine. If any of you are curious it was 3,237.
When Robin told me that someone from way back contacted her, this friend is who I think of, the one I feel might make it worth joining classmates.com or something. I feel very lucky today which really has changed my mood from the craptastic place it was this morning.
Oh yeah everyone. Tomorrow is camera day. I love my Kodak CX7530 that goes with me everywhere. Who do you love?