Wednesday, February 15, 2012

when a friend turns fifty

What do you do when someone you've known for half your life turns 50?

You meet them in Brooklyn
and take them to lunch.

You introduce them to Appletinis.
(Be careful, this could be dangerous.)

If they are a knitter, you make them something.
Knitters love getting knitted gifts from their knitty friends.

You smile back at them as they get all giddy from what you made them.

You take pictures of them as they are asking you all sorts of questions 
about the pattern you chose.

Then you make them pose for you out in the freezing cold 
on the docks at Sheepshead Bay.
You tell them to leave their coat in the car 
because it clashes with the knitting.

Then you pose together, trying to get both your faces in the shot.
You know it won't be the best photo.
But you're 50.
And it doesn't matter.
You are friends who found each other...
Lost each other...
Then found each other again.
And you're just happy to spend time together.
Being girls again.

Happy Birthday Midge. xxx

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