The Labyrinth of Life

Sunday, January 15, 2006

HOME
The husband and I just returned from a week's belated Christmas vacation visiting family. We were basically couch/lounge chair ridden during the holidays so this was our opportunity to do the familial visits.

I come away from this past week with the following enlightenment: There is no place like home. We love our families and they were nothing but kind to us but it is very difficult to stay in others homes for more than 24 hours in my opinion. The parental units are so set in their ways on how they live their likes and don't quite understand our (set in our ways) routines. Example: It's 9:00pm, my bedtime everynight since I get up at 5:30am and each night the question was posed "you're going to bed so early, it's only 9:00? Like I didn't realize the time. Or this one: Which comics do you read in the paper? Or this one: Do you watch Breakfast with the Arts (or fill in name of any TV show they happen to be watching that we never watch).

Ah, blessed home!!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

To My Dear Friend
I heard this song today from a singer named Keb Mo and the lyrics struck such a cord for me that I would like to share them and dedicate them to my dear, true friend, Gladys from the bottom of my heart.

One Friend
People come and people go
They take and they give
Build you up
Just to let you down
That's just the way it is

All I need is one friend
To get me through the day
One Friend
That never goes away
One Friend
To understand
And never let me down

I've been in love
I've been in pain
I'm a sinner
I'm a saint
No matter where I am
Or what I do
It's you I appreciate

All I need is one friend
To get me through the day
One Friend
That never goes away
One Friend
To understand
And never let me down

Can't nobody love you
More than you love yourself
And as long as I've got my one good friend
I don't need nobody else

All I need is one friend
To get me through the day
One Friend
That never goes away
One Friend
To understand
And never let me down

Monday, January 02, 2006

Make New Friends but Keep the Old
I had a phone call from an old friend today calling to wish us a Happy New Year. It dawned on me on this 2nd day of 2006 that this is a friend I have known now for 30 years. I find this comforting yet somewhat startling to realize so many years have gone by since I established some of my dearest and longest friendships during my 2nd year of college in 1976. I reflect back on those halcyon days with such fond memories and can't believe so many years have flown by.

I have met many people since than and none, other than my dear husband and best friend since Jr. High, compare to the friendships I made during my years in college. I am not a person who needs many people in her life and for that I feel lucky. But I feel luckiest for having found such friends and have sustained those relationships for all these many years.