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?