Ack! What I really want to do is take my time. I want jot the words down quickly then go back through slowly to edit and rewrite choosing each word carefully. I want to think about ways to creatively portray the events and capture the sights, sounds, scents, emotions of the experiences of the last week. There have been many.
Last night out with friends listening to a local live band was one. Hearing updates from both Mexico Friend and Chrismas Friend were others. Another story is poking its way into my gray matter like a small bean sprout working its way out of the earth. I don’t know whether to refer to this friend as the Bag Lady or Roadkill Jill? I’m stumped on that one. Maybe she gets to be both.
But what I really don’t want to do is delay this wonderful day anymore. I haven’t time this morning to meander here. I’ve got plans. I’ve usually got plans but these plans are going to absorb most of the next two days and I won’t be able to multitask like I do with housecleaning, laundry and home maintenance. I’m going wine tasting and will have a wonderful dinner which I do not have to prepare for myself. There will be a movie and breakfast and who knows what else? Most importantly I will be in great company.
You know, the kind of company where the other person actually shows up and talks. The kind of company where the either of you can begin the conversation and it can go any direction and there’s never a dull moment. The kind of company where the humorous, dorky and silly moves seamlessly to deep, thoughtful, reflective and back again without so much as a break in the conversatonal tempo. The kind of company you’ve known for a short while but feel so at ease with that it is as though you’ve known them for years. The kind of company that makes you wonder why you didn’t meet earlier.
Yeah, that kind of company.
The where and what about my weekend isn’t so significant as the how…and I’m looking forward to it all.
So, I can’t even edit this piece (I’ll have to do that later) nor can I savor the process of plunking out the new Friendship Stories bursting forth in the soil of my muddy mind. The stories can wait. Company’s coming, and you don’t meet this kind of company every day. After all, that could, quite possibly, be the most interesting story of all, well, at least to me.
The Wild Mind and her seedling stories will be in Good Company today!