Thursday, June 11, 2009

After changes upon changes

And the years are rollin by me.
They are rockin evenly.
I am older than I once was, and younger than Ill be.
Thats not unusual.
It isnt strange,
After changes upon changes,
We are more or less the same.
After changes, we are more or less the same.
Paul Simon

Facebook and e-mail is rockin' my world a little bit. I connected with some good old friends. Not just "some friends", but soul mate, kindred spirits that have reminded me where I once was. Reminded me that it was good. Gina. Glen. You are family. You came before I knew my children and the grandbabies that light my soul. You came first. We knew we were living the Wonder Years. We soaked it up, did adolescence in complete awareness and with an intensity that we knew would always connect us. You left imprints. You are a part of me still. I cherish. I treasure. I will never forget. I was lucky then. I am lucky still.
Gina: The name game, batons (we really wore white leather boots and twirled fire!), 10-speeds, boy watchers, cocoa butter, KLAN (not the racist thing), DTL, softball all stars, Karmann Ghia power, red nail polish, barefoot summers, Pismo Beach, that freak pigeon, johnwoods, a tent library, Donovan, your mom Angie, Catch a Falling Star. . .
It's all crystal clear, I can seriously taste Schofield spaghetti and the Nestles chocolate sauce we made for our ice cream.
I remember the last time I saw you. Your wedding night. You drove off with your honey in a limo en route to the airport in LA. I drove off with mine, home to Nevada and my 8 year old son and 3 year old daughter.
Glen: A flannel shirt, the smell of Dentyne, Rolling Stones, the well developed guitar playing muscle in your hand, 2001 A Space Odyssey, doodling geometry problems, your mom Lorraine (she had to drive you), church day, church night, church dances, that song by Oliver, "Jean", a bus depot. . .
I remember the last thing you said to me the last time I saw you.
I have a pocket full of stars. I have not forgotten who I am.

See you in a few days, girlfriend,
Miki Atlantis