Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sisters in arms

OK, if you didn't get the Dire Straits reference...well, I just pointed it out for you.

Lots of my blogger buddies have posted about what they're thankful for (or not - see Darth's Thanksgiving post!) and yes, although I know the roots of this week's holiday are at odds with my Apache ancestry, I take what has evolved into Thanksgiving at face value. It doesn't hurt to count our blessings now and then.

Awhile back, I wanted to blog about Pheromone Girl but I was too embarrassed - and then she wrote this wonderfully sweet blog about me, and I got more embarrassed.

But I have to say, out of all of the people, places and things who have come into my life recently, I'm most thankful for her.

Here is a person who I met completely by accident - aha! Eastern philosophy says there are no accidents, and this is proof.

She is like the older sister I never had - someone who always listens to my rants, someone who I know would be there at 2 a.m. if I locked myself out of my car, etc.

I don't know that I have met anyone as strong as her. Despite all of the challenges she's gone through - some of them atrociously unfair - and is still going through, she just plows forward with a lack of self-pity and determination that I admire so much.

After the dust settles, I am confident that she will find the love and great job that she deserves, and in the meantime, come on, universe! She's earned her wings.

So if all of you would send a little good vibe out for her, collectively, it can't hurt, right?


Granny Annie said...

You are right about your friend. Her list of happiness is sweet. I'm sending good vibes her way.

Scarlet said...

I'll check out her blog. Strong women are inspirational...especially those that have a good heart, like your friend.

Great post, RK!

Darth Weasel said...

It is always interesting where we develop new friendships as adults. They are so few and far between, hard to come by...and, sadly, not all of them we come by are good ones. But glad you found a new one, keep on rockin in the free world.

(and no, no clue why I referenced that horrific song. I will make up for it by referencing an AWESOME movie.)

Tis true...there are no accidents. I know, you mentioned it twice.

Riot Kitty said...

Darth: Hahahaha! Of course you and Goose are more adult friendships that I am grateful for...I didn't mean that to sound pornographic!

listen for azure said...

Can I just say that best friends are not supposed to make each other cry on Sunday mornings? Thanks for sending the love at a moment when I really needed it...and now I'm off to listen to some lovely Sermons to celebrate my lack of churchgoingedness....

Green tea said...

Good friends are hard to come by, I lost my soul mate 10 years ago and haven't found anyone even close to her yet.
But I still rant to her on a starry night while I am drinking my wine on the deck.

Don't get me wrong I have a lot of good friends that would be there for me anytime I needed them.
But Arlis was one of those I could tell anything to and not see a look of disappointment in her face, ya know what I mean??