Tuesday, September 11, 2012


"You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job."
                                 ~ Laurance J. Pete ~

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Our friend, who's name I shall not say, to protect his innocence,  is a kick in the pants. Every time we've been out motorcycling with him, this is the same pose he gives me when I raise my camera. I don't know why he does this, he just seems to be compelled by some unseen force.  I guess he thinks this is his best side. (She chuckles.) 
love all our friends. We are rich in them. We have so many we couldn't fit them all in this big, old house we live in. They are short, tall, fat, skinny, loud, quiet, opinionated, humble, sweet, crabby, abrasive, rude, sensitive, intelluctual, simple, beautiful, flawed, educated, street-smart, lesbian, straight, religious, atheist, young and old. Did I leave anyone out? 
Not all of  them would love each other if put in the same room together but for the most part there is a common tolerance among them. I'm glad for that.
While on our recent long motorcycle ride, the above-pictured character asked me to ride up front of the pack (8 riders) right behind him as he lead us home. I am not a natural born leader; I prefer to ride in the back but I decided to venture outside my comfort zone and was able to keep right with him at 70 mph. It felt great to be out front and my fear quickly faded away. I knew that if I couldn't keep up, he would understand and not a derogatory word would ever leave his lips. He's a good friend that way. I think it takes one to know one.
that's all .....
love, susan


  1. Friendship....Friendship...just a beautiful friendship.. ya got me singing now with a smile on my face with memories of you.

    1. We have a good circle of friends, you and I!!

  2. Its a beautiful post. I love this part in this post :
    "Not all of them would love each other if put in the same room together but for the most part there is a common tolerance among them. I'm glad for that".
    - Such an honest revelation !
    You are very fortunate to have so many good friends. Good friends are a blessing. To find someone who loves you for who you are is difficult, at least for me...I am still searching for such friends. Although I have a few friends, sometimes I feel "that vibe" and "that honesty" missing. But I have one friend, who stays abroad. Although we see each other only once a year, yet, she has always been my true friend and till date, I have found no one like her. She is my blessing !
    Loved reading about the story of your friend {in picture}, he sure has a good sense of humor.
    I wish you a wonderful day !

    1. Thanks for reading! Yes, I have friends from way back that I've been able to pick up with right where we left off 20 years ago. I love that.

  3. This post made me smile. Being a "camera-shy" person, I can relate to his pose...except for me, sticking my backside out would not be flattering at all. But then, neither are the shots of me trying to hid behind other people.

    Friendships are grand; you are indeed blessed!


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