yes - a 2-fer post.
my days and evenings feel like quicksand, and i see myself visually clinging clinging to a shred of…who knows what, and wishing for a cold, heartless heart. clinging to quotes and pithy sayings and maybe even horoscopes, wrapping them up in emotional saranwrap to preserve, if they suit my purpose.
another person i wish you could meet is Kim…my Rock Fairy. we met in the woods of NH in 2006 (?) when i found a rock she had hidden that said Expand. it touched something inside and the tears flowed. i got to meet her moments later, and we shared a Belgian waffle and a friendship of epic proportions began. I had the opportunity to stay with her 2 summers ago, neither one of us realizing that she was about to relocate south…just savoring the moments without the clock ticking. Kim has a way of listening and then talking…i'm not sure how she does it…she makes this little humming sound while you're talking that for all the world feels like you're being patted on the back, much like a mother burps her baby. it is so soothing, that sound. and then she asks just the right questions to make you answer your own trouble, or at least show she gets it. it's some sort of magic that she produces. there doesn't need to be a Point A To Point B…sometimes just a race around some tail-chasing circle. and that's okay too. Kim is beautiful. Her eyes sparkle…she has a style that reflects her inner beauty and creativity. and she is brave. so so brave. i wish there was a way for us to live closer, but i am grateful for the phone times we have.