February 14, 2003

Someone Extraordinary

While walking from my carport to my apartment this afternoon a middle-aged woman passing by on the street called out, "Happy Valentine's Day!" Now I've had clerks at stores say this to me before, waiters and waitresses, but never some stranger on the street. It never felt like anything other than a platitude before. A painful reminder that I hadn't found what I was searching for yet. Today was different. I wondered if this stranger could tell from looking at me that, for the first time in my life, I finally had a very special valentine. Someone who made my New Year feel full of promise and hope. Someone who became my best friend in a heartbeat. Someone whose company reminded me of what I had been missing in my life all these years, even after I had settled into a kind of quasi-comfortable solitude - companionship. For this I am thankful this day. I miss her terribly.

Posted by thom at February 14, 2003 02:40 PM

I love you.

Posted by: Your Fuckin' Lady Friend! at September 5, 2003 11:09 PM
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