Monday, December 14, 2009

My cup runneth over...

So.


I have the best best friend in the entire world. She wrote this. For me.

And I am dumbstruck. In the best sense.

My week last week was quite...dour...as you all know. As Shakespeare would say: "When sorrows come, they come not in single spies, but in battalions." It seemed to me, from my limited world view, that my battalions of sorrows kept growing and expanding - much like the Nothing from The Neverending Story. Or the giant ball in Katamari Damacy, eating up everything it runs over.

(Katamari Damacy is a really fun video game, btw...check it out. Yeah. I'm a Nerd.)

This week, however, is the exact opposite. I have been showered with love in an out-pouring that I haven't quite experienced, until now. I am so entirely full of gratitude and humility and love. I recognize that I am so completely blessed by the people in my life, by the kindness and generosity, by the grace and brilliance that I am showered with on a daily basis - even from miles and miles away.

And for you, my beautiful best friend, I have this to say:

Let not my love be call'd idolatry,
Nor my beloved as an idol show,
Since all alike my songs and praises be
To one, of one, still such, and ever so.
Kind is my love to-day, to-morrow kind,
Still constant in a wondrous excellence;
Therefore my verse to constancy confined,
One thing expressing, leaves out difference.
'Fair, kind and true' is all my argument,
'Fair, kind, and true' varying to other words;
And in this change is my invention spent,
Three themes in one, which wondrous scope affords.
'Fair, kind, and true,' have often lived alone,
Which three till now never kept seat in one.

(I didn't write it, but some guy named Will did...)

A picture of Tracy and I, from a few years ago:


Tracy makes my world make sense. That's really all anyone needs to know. I love you, Beeker.

A very special thank you to Drollgirl and Amanda. I'm giving Tracy some mixed CD's that I made for you. It's not much, but my gratitude and humility abounds.
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This blog post is brought to you by:

Bacon Cheese Burgers
Eleanor Rigby
Balboa Island Christmas Lights
Cold Stone's Ice Cream
Tori Amos concerts
Road Trips
Chocolate chip cookies
Mixed CD's
The best friend a girl could ever ask for

2 comments:

Phoenix said...

I love you so incredibly much... I just wanted you to see that this world can be so incredibly beautiful sometimes, even when you feel down. But you already knew that, seeing as how you've taught me the same lesson time and time again.

I'm so glad we found each other this time around, sweetie. Have a beautiful, snowy, Canadian Christmas, eh? (sorry, couldn't resist!)

Indigo said...

Ok you two, I'm starting to cry and get a little jealous of the bond you two share. Tracy, Alyssa, eh...You left this writer speechless. Just know the kind of friendship you have is a very beautiful thing. (Hugs)Indigo