Monday, March 27, 2006
My Ladies - 6 girls and a gay guy
What a weekend! For the past month I couldn't wait for this past weekend to come. I finally got to get away with my girlfriends for a little r&r in honor of our good friend Gigi who is getting married this upcoming May.
It was a surprise party for Gigi and although the planning has had many changes all the way to the last hours, the get-together was a success. Not only did it turn out to be just for Gigi, but the weekend turned out to be a celebration of friends and friendships. I needed this reaffirmation so badly, and it has renewed my profound love for this group of people.
Time and time again we have gone through major life changes. Some were bitter trials, and some were triumphant moments...and every single one of them I have shared with these ladies (some in their physical presence and some thru loving phone calls).
I can't possibly imagine having to grow old without them because I want them there to admire how my brown-colored orthopedic shoes compliment my nude-colored knee-highs. I have plans in comparing denture paste while guffawing over the comedy of it. And I have hopes in a couple of walking cane duels just to have the obligatory kiss and make-up over and over again. It will be too unfair if we all don't get to be there together for the next 20-30-40-50 years. I mean how could a senior discount at our nearby breakfast diner be so fun without having to be there for each other?...
This coming weekend our girlfriend Cecilia will undergo surgery. Nothing to worry about is what she said, and I can't help but do -- just that.