Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Coming Home

Walking through the sea of faces in the crowded airport luggage claim, I search for that familiar face, one that reminds me of laughter and Gilmore Girls, deep talks and code names, late night antics and long distance phone conversations into the wee hours.

And suddenly there she is. I would know her anywhere. This friend of my heart, kindred spirit for many a year now.

We hug. We smile. We set off on our weekend of adventure and mirth.

We travel to the top of the world.

We set off on our own personal dragon.

We rely on our new chauffeur - GeePerS - to guide us through highways and city streets.

We re-live the atrocities of war, hate, & violence through the eyes of the 6 million souls silenced less than a century ago.

We meet Lincoln, Washington, and host of long ago quiet voices that shaped this great nation.

We sweeten our palate with delectable treats from the sisters.

We watch Raising Hope, Once Upon A Time, and The Imaginarum of Doctor Parnassus; eat peanut butter crackers, Fruit by the Foot, sweet and salty bars; and GeePerS our way to two different Wal*Marts two nights in a row.

But mostly, we laugh.

And laugh.

And laugh.

From the most mundane to the deepest secrets, nothing is off limits, nothing is left unspoken.
Being with a girlfriend, a best friend can make you feel -- safe, loved, accepted, understood.
Kind of like coming home.


Katy said... Best Blogger Tips

SO very happy for your heart to soak up that safe place to land!

Cat Alford said... Best Blogger Tips

Just came across your blog, love your story. :)

Cara @ WhimsySmitten said... Best Blogger Tips

Yay for laughter, for friendship, for fun.  Glad you had a lovely visit, Lindsey! 

Christina Gilliland said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds like a wonderful time! Glad you had those memories! Friends are the best ;)

Jennifer Camp said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, that's the best!  Thrilled for you!:)

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks, Jen!!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

So much fun! Happy that I could spend time with her!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

It was wonderful.

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks, Cat...kind of you to say...

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Hmmmm...beautiful way to word it....was lovely.

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