If you are in need of a friend, just sigh, and she will appear in your driveway. With diet Coke and Chinese food in hand.
I was dreaming of leaning against a tree, or relaxing on a sandy beach- smokes, cokes, & hot tamales. That way of living is over for me. Pretty sure I will always smile when I think of time spent with friends from that season of my life. She was not ever a smoker, but she has certainly been my friend for-gasp-half my life.
Even when my personal struggles kept me from being a friend to her, she kept me in her heart. I will always be humbled by that. We are in many ways different & she is so good at accepting me as I am. I love you, Anu! Thanks for lunch!