Ripostes & Rejoinders – Outstanding Friends

March 2nd, 2007

There are many definitions of an outstanding friend. Here’s one that’s particularly apropos today: an outstanding friend, first of all, is someone who offers to keep some of the things you can’t bear to part with, but can’t begin to wedge into your car. She sets your things up royally, giving them primo real estate on the wrap-around porch of her techno log cabin, or downstairs in the “Cowgirls Kick Ass” basement. She reads your blog, learns that you are an anti-materialist animist who is dealing with some separation anxiety following the jettisoning of your material possessions, and immediately writes you an email – channeling the personalities of some of your favorite left-behind objects.

“Hello! This is your desk! I’m hanging out here in East Lynne, and just wanted to let you know that I’m doing fine!”

An outstanding friend then goes on to describe the conversation she had with your rocking chair: “so then I said to your rocker, ‘you know, when spring finally gets here, we’re going to do some serious rocking out here on the porch!’”

That’s an outstanding friend.

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