Gut Rumbles
 

February 14, 2005

change partners

I don't like to talk on the phone. That was one of my duties at work that I always hated, because I would much rather SEE the person I'm conversing with than hear a disembodied voice on the other end of a phone line. I read body language fairly well, and I believe that I COMMUNICATE with a lot of body language--- but nobody can do that over the phone and I have to GUESS about things I would know if I could see the person, face-to-face.

I happen to know this long-winded philosopher and HE called me the other night. We talked until my phone battery died.

I don't understand it. That one didn't seem like a long conversation. But IT WAS!!! Of course, it wasn't business, either, so we waxed Southern and existential for a while, then babbled our asses off. We have a lot of similar stories to tell.

I've been thinking about how my Circle of Friends changed over the years. All the way through life, you walk out of one circle into another, and sometimes don't even know how you got there when you survey your new friends in that new circle. But don't worry--- it won't stay the same for long, and you'll walk into another circle and start the process all over again.

If you are very lucky, you pick up a few GOOD friends that stick with you through it all. Long-time amigos. If you're SUPER LUCKY, you'll find a person to spend the rest of your life with--- to raise children with , keep a home with and sleep with every night. To grow old with. Together. With YOU!

But life doesn't work that way a lot anymore, and people keep walking into different circles and they never stop. Friends? Here today and gone tomorrow. Some people just keep walking and never think twice about it.

We change partners too often today.

Comments

You are so right about the friends, which you don't need me to tell you. My best friend, I've know since 2nd grade, we couldn't stand each other for the first four years we lived in the same town, but after she moved away, we started writing, and we've been buds ever since. I also have 3 other best friends that I found during the college years. We've stuck together for 20 plus years.

I have no idea about that "spending the rest of your life with someone special". I haven't found that person yet.

Posted by: Tina on February 14, 2005 03:36 PM

Rob,

Last Friday I got the guitar I ordered from your buddy. I was very impressed with the service. He even called me to verify the package had arrived in good shape.

Now I just have to learn how to play the damned thing.

Posted by: rightisright on February 14, 2005 07:44 PM

OK - I read your site every day. Some things you write I cringe at, but I understand - and others - man - I wish that stupid woman hadn't screwed you so bad so that you're so bitter......and other posts - you're just rockin!!

Well - I dreamt about you last night. I won't go any farther than that - it wasn't anything you'd get excited about. But for God's sake, I've got to stop reading your posts if you're gonna start appearing in my dreams! By the way, you were a nice guy in the dream. Nuf said. Over and out.

Posted by: suzeisnotfooledbyislam on February 14, 2005 09:02 PM

If you dream about ME... you need medication.

Posted by: Acidman on February 14, 2005 09:55 PM

It's a thought. I'll have to try some.

Posted by: suzeisnotfooledbyislam on February 14, 2005 10:16 PM

Friends? HA! My friends are dying off like flys in the window..
And I was the one voted "most likely" to be be shot doing the med ex, umm, pharmacy to you yankees..
Friends? Keep 'em if you got 'em!
I do not like funeral homes............
nuff said

Posted by: Murry on February 15, 2005 04:35 AM

Can't believe it... you too, Suze?!?

Posted by: ann on February 15, 2005 10:50 AM

I don't know what the heck my subconscious could be thinking of!!! It wasn't a sexy dream or anything like that - Mr. Acidman was a neighbor or something and a nice person.

Posted by: suzeisnotfooledbyislam on February 15, 2005 05:13 PM
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