Friday, November 18, 2005

I Want to Be the First

There’s something I should tell you. I’ve thought it for some time. I’m not sure how to say it, without you thinking I’m falling in love. This is love alright, but not that falling-in kind. It’s the kind that lasts between like souls no matter where they go.

I watch how hard you work at living. You’re wondering, working, worrying. How do I say I’m on your side? How do I show it? How do I let you know that when you’re afraid I want to be there to turn on the light? How do I do that? How do I say that?

I don’t know. I’ve always been better at writing than at saying anything.
You think because your different from me that you’re not the same. But that’s not right and you’re not wrong. There’s nothing wrong about you. We’re so different from each other, folks can’t tell us apart.

When there’s something going on, I want to know. When you are hope, I want to hear about it. When you need a greener pasture, I want to hug well and say “Be safe, my friend, I’ll miss you. Bon voyage.” When your heart is breaking, I want to hold it in my hands for you.

What I’m trying to say is that no matter the feeling or the trouble . . . if it’s something that needs sharing . . . I’ll always want to know.

I’ll always want to be there. You are a lifelong friend.
—me strauss Letting me be

26 comments:

Bluesky_Liz said...

If this who you are, and what you do when your friend needs you, you are a true lifelong friend to have indeed!

ME Strauss said...

Hi liz,
Yhank you This is written from my heart please believe it. you can count on me.
Liz

mergrl said...

beautiful Liz (hugs)

ME Strauss said...

Hi mergrl,
Hope you believe it. If not, you're going to need a talking to.
smiles,
Liz

Jennifer said...

:) If everyone could be so lucky as to be able to call you their friend.

Wonderful piece. Sorry I haven't been around the past couple days.

Just one of those times where there are a lot of bumps in the road and I have to concentrate all my attention on the road right before me...and let go of the surrounding landsccape...until that road smooths out a bit.

ME Strauss said...

No worries, Jennifer,
I don't want to be a have-to in your life. This should be a place where you get to come when you have time.

I'll be thinking smoothing road thoughts for you. >)

Smiles,
Liz

Doug said...

Liz, you're a gem.

ME Strauss said...

Why, thank you, Doug,
You're a gentleman and a scholar. I appreciate that. I'm saving a line on dance card for you at the next society ball.

smiles,
Liz

anu said...

Liz friendship is so easy, there are no expectations and yet there is so much space we willingly give to our friends.

Wonder what happens when we 'fall in love'...sometimes the friendship dissapears and the love remains and sometimes the love dissolves and we are just friends.

Thanks Liz, I will email you :)

ME Strauss said...

Anu,
You are thoughtful and you bring so many insights to this discussion. I am glad we found you and that you found us.

smiles,
liz

toadman said...

I often wonder why it's so hard to find a friend like this...

ME Strauss said...

I smile because I'm about to tell a Toadmaster about kissing a few frogs . . . I guess we often look in the wrong places and find instead people who are afraid and self-protecting.

smiles,
Lix

Happy Friday. I will forever associate you with Fridays.

toadman said...

"Happy Friday. I will forever associate you with Fridays."

Thanks Liz. Just because of this, I'm going to repost the post that you're talking about over at the reincarnation of my blog. I'm honored that it made such a strong impression on you.

Thanks.

ME Strauss said...

Thank you Toadmaster.
I guess that makes this like our Friendship Anniversary. :)

smiles,
Liz

Doug said...

That's sweet Liz, and I appreciate it, but they'll never let me in.

ME Strauss said...

Why Doug,
Of course they'll let you in. You'll be with me.
Liz

Doug said...

Liz, if you've got that kind of pull, meet at the Greyhound station. Probably Saturday.

ME Strauss said...

Doug,
Is Probably Saturday the one two weeks before Christmas or two weeks after? I always forget.
smiles,
liz

garnet david said...

Liz, I think my garnet jelllo heart just melted all over the floor. Now it's all sticky.

ME Strauss said...

David,
Now that's not so. You're heart is still beating strong and true I know it is.
smiles,
Liz

garnet david said...

Oops, that was some paint I spilled. I'm painting my downstairs bathroom dark cranberry. I had an accident and sticky garnet paint went all over the place.

This post is beautiful, a credo of friendship and love.

ME Strauss said...

Thank you G,
You know I wrote it after you and I talked the other night.
smiles,
liz

garnet david said...

Wow, Liz. I didn't want to presume. what a wonderful gift. I am moved to tears. I want to give you a huge hug. I can feel how right it is. Thank you. thank you.

with love,
David

ME Strauss said...

David,
What can I say that I didn't say already? :)
lhg
Liz

garnet david said...

I want you to know the same goes for me. I mean it, otherwise I wouldn't say it. If you needed to hide from the world anonymously, you could stay here. In my color magic house!

I am with you when and where ever you are.

ghl

ME Strauss said...

Garnet,
You precious gemstone,
I cherish that thought and keept it close to me. I believe you.
Thank you for that gift. I love you and your hous of many colors.
Liz