The world is full of surprises
This post is going to be a bit different from my normal writings. Have you ever lost something never realizing really how important it was to you? I did, and it was many years ago. I find it difficult to believe so much time has flown by and somehow I still feel at times I’m in the same place.
New York City is my home, or at least it was many moons ago. As a young woman, I lived, and loved, and thrived in “The Big Apple.” I was and still am passionate about NYC. Due to a personal situation I left the town that I was addicted to. Like all young people I had my group of friends. We were all involved in the music industry in one form or another and we lived, oh how we lived. But I digress. My departure left everything and everyone that I knew and loved, I left out of emotional survival. Life goes on and so did I, as well as all my lost friends. More times than not I daydreamed where they were, what had happened in their lives and were they OK? I wanted to go home, but I couldn’t(That would take up too many pages and is too personal).
I felt like I had been banished to live my life in Siberia. A couple of days ago I received an email from one of those old friends. Something very bad had happened in my life some years back, and out of that a sheer miracle. We were once again connected. I cried from joy, I cried that a friend I thought I had lost forever was there. I was thrilled to share in the news of his life and that of his families. I am so proud to call him “friend.” He told me things that I never realized about me when I was younger, and reminded me of the precious gift of friendship. My death sentence was given a reprieve, and life holds so much in the thought that the friends I thought were lost and gone forever are there. I always had loved them, but I never knew how important they were until they were lost. I have been blessed to have found them again, I’ll never let them go.
This is dedicated to Danny and his lovely wife and daughter, to Richie F., and Monty and all the young dudes. I love you!