“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


she really holds her cup like that

we are partners in shopping for pretty.

we talk politics and tony romo and when we want a steak
we settle down in a restaurant and pay for our own.
we don't ask anyone's permission.
we roll our eyes at facebook messiahs
and dance silly happy dances in the aisles of discount stores
when we find the perfect cute cupcake plates.
we watch neighborhood hawks swoop overhead
and we text too much,
and, despairing of the lack of color in this town,
we drive elsewhere.
we love russell crowe
and robert earl keen
and we know when a color is almost right
and we say no to almost.
we have watched lord of the rings a million times
and the devil wears prada,
and we are grateful that martha stewart gets it,
and also apple,
and wish more companies did.
we refuse to buy maroon or burgundy anythings
and never understood the whole missoni target frenzy
because can you say ugly?

we will tell you the truth so don't ask if you don't want to know.

we understand how to run your own business;
we get inventory and employees who call in sick
and overhead and markup
and we vote for the people who understand that we understand.
we love small towns twinkling under christmas lights
and driving the back roads just because,
and we stop where we've never been before.
we have chased the moon
and trespassed
and talked about the men in our lives;
we tell each other their jokes
and complain that they make us laugh when we are mad
but that makes us laugh and we love them even more.

we love boots and shoes with bows on the top
and businesses with cute names
and we wish this town would let us decorate
the downtown square for christmas;
we so understand the magic of the season.  we believe.

we are friends.
and yes, she really hold her cup like that.



  1. I seriously want to come and spend a day with you. :)

  2. beautiful portrait of a friendship

  3. I am so glad you both believe and isn't that what true friendship is all about, even if she holds her cup like that.

  4. so special ... happy dances with a friend are the best ..glad I stopped by to take in this list

  5. What a gift... to have a friend like that, cup and all.

    Can you believe I have never seen The Devil Wears Prada?
    Where have I been?!?!!? Clearly, living under a boulder.


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