My friend River Jordan sent me a great picture yesterday. I only have to open my phone and look at it to get a good laugh. Of course, that means I must share it with y’all. I hope it lightens someone’s load.
First, some back story. If you’ve been around All Things Southern long you may have heard me refer to River as Cat, and myself as Dog. Those nicknames came about during a very long book tour we took together across the South in the summer of ’09. While River and I share many common interests and we’re a lot alike in many ways, we are polar opposites in others. It was on that trip that River and I decided she was like a cat (a warm tabby cat, mind you, not one of those scratchy mean felines) that enjoys people– up to a point. After that, she simply must remove herself to recharge in private. I am the proverbial dog, rushing in the room greeting everyone in sight and knocking everything off the coffee table with my tail, (just a metaphor, people.) I’ve never gotten the hang of reservation.
And that brings me to the picture. Laugh a little — but when you get through, drop a friend a note and tell ’em how much they mean to you. May we all appreciate our differences and what binds us together. Life is hard, friendship can soften the blows.
Tell me about one of your friends. What binds y’all together?