Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Go Shorty, It's Your Birthday!

I'm not a big fan of rap music, but 50 Cent's "In Da Club" is one I will admit to enjoying - only because it's fun to car dance to! I couldn't help but smile when it came on the radio actual birthday. It made me think about someone I haven't thought about in a long time. Someone whose nickname for me so long ago was Shorty. We had one of those love/hate relationships for years, and I always thought he might in fact be my soulmate. For various reasons, life took us down different paths and I haven't seen him in years. Had I run into him today though, I would have gotten a resounding "Happy Birthday Shorty!" That's how it was with us ~ days, weeks and sometimes months would go by and we wouldn't see each other. But when we did, it was like we had seen each other just the day before. We were always so easily able to fall right back into our routine of bantering and just being us. It got me thinking about how those people you will always cherish, those that you have the greatest comfort level with and feel safe with , the ones you know will always have your back - are far and few between as you grow older. I'm not quite sure why that is, and this birthday girl didn't dwell too much on that aspect of it all. What I did do though is give thanks for my peeps that will always hold a special place in my heart, and yes....I car danced!