sugarbabies….

i suppose it is true that we define ourselves by our limits…

by deciding … how far we will be pushed… how low we will sink… how high we will reach… how hard we will work…or how far we will go… for something…or someone…

so when a friend from NYC called the other night…

the last thing i expected…

was to face the question of… how far…. would i go….

for the record…he’s NOT one of “those” friends… (the ones with benefits and all)… nope…. he’s the real deal… ive known him since i was fifteen years old… we’ve been there for each other through things like schools, graduations, marriages, divorces, cancers, babies, career changes, mortgages, reversals of fortunes, and reversals of reversals of fortunes … he’s that kind of friend…

…and the last year has been a tuff one for him…

so when i saw his name on the phone…. i was reallly glad to answer…and hear from him…. we spent about an hour catching up…. and…he eventually said something about how we hadnt seen each other in ages and that i should come to NYC…. and i said i was too busy right now…he should come to DC….and he said he was too busy….. etc etc… finally we agreed that we were both busy… and how important the stuff going on in our lives was…. and pretty soon we said good bye …and hung up…

… i walked around the house for a bit…doing important stuff…like you know:

  • putting away some laundry…
  • cleaning out my internet cache…
  • updating my ipod…

and it hit me…

like a rock…like a big ole jagged rock to the backside of my crazy blond head……

is that as far as i can go… for friendship?

since when ….. am i toooo busy for a friend?

sooo…even though it was getting late…

i called him back…

SB: hey sugarpie… since when do we not have time for each other????

BOY: umm..since never….

SB: GOOD… cause i can be at Union station in 15 min..and

YOU can be at Penn station in 15 min…

we can both be on fast trains within an hour….

ill meet you in the middle….

philly…

and sugarpie…you better run…cause …last one there…buys …. and i feel expensive tonight….

i was pulling on my jacket and looking out the window to see if i could spot a cab as i was talking…

the race was on…

and then…i remembered reading this…..

so i told him id meet him at the Silk City Diner….

for breakfast….

and we did…

he beat me there by 7 min…

thats what friends do….

they go the extra mile..or in this case…

they half the distance and double their solidarity…
huevos rancheros… and coffee…and good friends…..at an all night diner…

life can be as simple and as good as that….

if you’re willing to go that far….

xoxo

  • cab fares : $26.00
  • train tix: $136.00
  • jukebox: $6.00
  • diner tab: $68.00
  • all night adventure that included trains and breakfast with a good friend…. priceless…
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