Thursday, November 02, 2006

Friday 55 & Da Count-Picking up where we left off...

FRIDAY 55

As the sun's first rays warm my face I roll into your arms. I feel your chest press my back, your breath on my neck. Your hand slides from my hip to cup my breast. I wriggle closer to you, tangle my feet with yours.
The alarm jolts me.
I awake shivering...
alone.




DA COUNT

I've been really enjoying my friend's visit this week. He's had lots of people to see but he's camped out here. I'm happy to share him even though it's been 3 years since I've seen him and his family. The times we've been together are just relaxed and easy. Though I wish we could see each other more often, (the same with friends in Trinidad, or my 3 best gal pals who all moved away from me within 18 months of each other) I know that when we do see each other we will just pick up where we left off. We don't have to do the formal dance of getting to know each other again.

I also had a surprise visit from another friend who I hadn't seen in about 3 years as well. She called up, said she'd be in town and could she crash at my place. Absolutely! The funny thing is that almost 20 years ago I met her when she and her husband showed up at my apartment unannounced due to a scheduling glitch with people they knew well but who were not too good with flexibility. They knew Mr. Lime and took a chance on me. I'm glad they did.

My dearest friends from Trinidad, much as I love them, all stink at keeping in contact. That being said, I know I could show up at any of their doors, with no advance warning, and I'd be taken in. Likewise, they could do the same to me. No matter how many years had passed we'd just pick up where we left off. It's a really good feeling to have friends like that, whether from Bolivia, Trinidad, across the state, or down the street. So this week I'm counting that ability for the flow to continue even after long separation.

Now if I could only pick up where I left off before the alarm rang...(yes, I had to tie the two portions of this post together somehow)

14 comments:

Lady Lux said...

That...that is one of the most pleasant feelings ever...to have an old friend over...

Haven't seen a lot of my friends lately...always have something to do whenever they'd call to meet ...maybe it's about time I just pack away these papers for awhile and just...show up...ye'

James Goodman said...

Great 55, Lime.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful 55, but I'm going to have to change the ending in my mind :).

I agree, being together with old friends is such a nice experience. There is nothing better than catching up and reminiscing old times.

barefoot_mistress said...

LOL man, what a frustrating dream, but, I am still wondering why you didnt post an HNT? LOL....I was ready to call your house to make sure you were ok!

I'm glad you had fun with your friend!

THanks for playing!

lecram sinun said...

That flexibility with friends is something that I know well. And it certainly counts HUGE! Cheers!

Anonymous said...

That sounds wonderful lime! It's nice to have friends like that. I'm really glad that you got a chance to see them and spend some time with them

Marc

KFarmer said...

Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other's gold.

I like visits w/old friends too. Glad you are enjoying visiting. Good count :)

snavy said...

Sounds like a good week. Except for the ending of the dream - bummer.

Breazy said...

Wow , what a dream ! LOL! Hope you are having a great week Lime.

keda said...

ooh i hope you got back to sleep quick :)

and yes that wonderful connection with good friends no matter what the distance.. priceless.

my oldest friend from primary school i havent seen in the flesh for at least 10 years but we still email and chat often. we are trying to see each other at christmas when he returns to cornwall with his family from oz where he emigrated.

and my bestist girlfriend is still that though we don't speak from year to year but we try to see each other each summer with the kids.

so special.

a beautiful count baby. lovely.

kien lim said...

Real invaluable count.

steve said...

Damn alarm clocks!!

Lacquer, Semi-Gloss Lacquer said...

the 55 was quite moving.
Here's to 'dream' and 'awake' being one. Praying about it.

Seamus said...

Nice dream - alarms suck!

Isn't it wonderful to have friends spread about like that and that you can pick up where you left off!?!

Hope the weekend was good!