I was here quietly going about my own life when a loud rap sounded upon my back door! Well, some would say it was my 'front door' but I've blocked off my 'front door' with potted and hanging plants so, in actual fact, it is my back door. My back door is my front door. Confused! I'm not!
In the midst of the Aussies annihilating the Poms, a good friend of mine arrived, just when I was arguing with myself whether or not I should open a bottle of wine to celebrate the soon-to-be win by our cricket team. His appearance soon answered my question. I opened a bottle of white for him and a bottle of red for me. Putting together some cheese, salami, olives, dill pickles and crackers, we sat together, on the sofa, for a change, (instead of my dining table) to watch the dying moments of the Pom's defeat...yes! Defeated...5-0! Oh! Dear! *smile* *giggle* *joy*
As soon as the test was over and the presentations were made, off went the television and on went the stereo! Not that we hadn't conversed in between times...we did...lots of conversing! He has just left on his merry way...and left me feeling good things about life. Isn't it nice when that happens...spontaneously?
So, here am I...left with my thoughts and my music...and an almost empty glass...and empty bottle!
We discussed many things as is our habit to do. He wonders at my desire to stay reclusive. I don't. As I've said/written many times before, I enjoy the way I lead my life. Sure...I could make changes...but I neither have the money or the want do do so...at the moment.
If I had the money, there are a few things I would change, of course. 'Want'...well, that is another story entirely. The majority of times I do what I want anyway, within my means. There is little I want other than being totally independent, without money worries. Some silly bugger said once, and it's been often repeated, 'money doesn't buy happiness'...I bet whoever said that had money!
I 'want' someone in my life who understands me and cares for me. Someone who contacts me often. But again, I have that in my close, good friends. I don't have a 'loving partner' but that is okay...I can live without that...I've succeeded so far...and believe this is the life I'm meant to lead.
It's silly times like right now that I wished I had someone here to enjoy a bit of 'madness' with me. I enjoy being 'mad', if you've not already guessed!
Over there, somewhere in the wide blue yonder, I know there is someone who would like to share these moments with me, if only he saw the light!
In the meantime...and forever, it would seem...I will continue enjoying what I have. It sure beats living under a bridge with a bottle of wine in a brown paper bag! Even my two cats believe that! Remy has just pushed me off my computer chair! Do you think that is a sign for me to stop writing?