A couple weekends ago a good friend had a sudden medical emergency. It was one of those unexpected events with lots of blood and anxiety while the doctors tried to find and resolve the cause. She's alright now but there were a few very scary days along the way.
I've been thinking a lot about it since. I keep realizing that, even though we put it through all kinds of punishment with seemingly no ill effect, the human body can be a fragile system. At the time I was also caught up in insane hours of work, and I was losing myself in high stress levels over my projects. This reminded me what's truly important. The Man and I have a nice little agreement that pays my bills and keeps his business running, but deep down it's a cold relationship. Your friends, the people dear to your heart, are the ones who keep you going when you need more than a paycheck. They also won't fire you when you do stupid things. I'd have millions of pink slips by now if that was the case.
Now I'm not a touchy-feely kind of guy who openly expresses emotion. I can't always find the right words to say what I want, which is when I fall back on music to speak for me. I'm going to do that now. Here's a little playlist for a lady we all care tons about. Other than the subtle romantic undertones, which should be translated as platonic, friendly vibes, I hope it sums up the wry humor, intelligence, silliness, and quiet love we share in our little group of friends. I'm glad you guys are around.
Click to play Suzanne Vega - Blood Makes Noise
Click to play Fugazi - Give Me The Cure
Click to play The Beatles - Fixing A Hole
Click to play Eels - Beautiful Freak