While it’s true that you don’t know what you’ve got until you lose it, sometimes you don’t realize what you lost until you’ve got it again.
Like cable TV. I’ve gotten used to making do with the one English channel on local TV or else searching for TV shows or movies on the internet. I was actually okay with that. But then last Sunday when we hung out at the hotel with the cable TV, I suddenly remembered how fun it is to discover an unexpected nice movie on HBO. Or be on your way somewhere else only to find that you can’t leave because the show has become enthralling and you want to know what happens next. Or just have the option to surf channels when you don’t like what is being shown.
Like old friends. I didn’t realize just how much I missed Gay until we started talking to her Chevron friends and I remembered how we used to just talk every weekend, the only time when we could catch up even though we shared the same bunk bed because we were both very busy. She was on the night shift and I regularly went home past midnight, so there were days when we wouldn’t even see each other. And sometimes she spent entire days sleeping, but whenever we did talk, boy, did we talk. Apparently she realized this as well, as evidenced by her birthday message to me.
Oops. Okay, okay, I admit that boys made up a lot of our conversations. Hahaha. In fact, it was a boy who was the reason why we, together with the others in our gang, became friends in the first place. Zenie explained this in her birthday message.
Sir, I hope you’re not reading this. Hahaha. But if you are, thank you for being the rope that held us all together, because we had nothing else that all of us had in common. That’s true, though, and I realized that only recently when I was talking to Maya. I share different things in common with each of them – kikay stuff with Maya, entertainment (TV shows, movies, books) with Zenie, the same heart as Gay.
These are the girls I grew up with, the ones who saw me at my best and at my worst, the ones I can be truly myself around. In fact they know me so well, it surprises me, like when Maya nailed the perfect description of me with her birthday message.
Oops, men were mentioned yet again. She’s right, though, not just about the men (I didn’t even realize that I had a type until she guessed exactly who my crush was even though she never saw me around him, but just on the basis of him being exactly the type of guy I would like), but about the puzzle thing too. I can’t imagine life without them. That’s why I’m so glad I have two of them nearby again!! Life is suddenly so so much happier. 🙂
|“True friends are those who know all your flaws but love you anyway.”|