I seem to have lost most of my friends from my Los Angeles days - I don't know why - but everyone once in while I think about Ernie and Rick. Today, I saw a re-run of Queer Eyes for the Straight Guy and they featured THE Eames Chair. It reminded me of Sheldon and how he used to save that chair for me and fuss over me in it. Jim is still living in the Los Angeles, and I heard from him some months ago - but he really doesn't stay in touch.
Georg seems to have disappeared since he and Tyne broke up. I miss his friendship a lot.
Paula has been my close friend since 1979 and I cherish my time with her. She's added tremendously to the pleasure of her company by sharing her daughter Crystal (now 10) with me. I love the weekends when they come in from Modesto - just wish they happened more often.
New friendships are special too. I'm enjoying my time with so many people that are recent friends. Symphony, theater and Ballet with Bonnie and Marv are always special, as is time with Lynn at Ballet and theater. The folk at SVO are always good company and I particularly enjoy my times with Tim and Jeannie. I'm also getting to know Alan a lot better.
Lately, I've been walking in the evening with Edie. Getting to know her better is also pure pleasure. She's bright, interesting and very upbeat.
When i was a child, first, second or third grade, I think, I was in a play about Pandora's Box. My role was as "Friendship" and I recited a poem, by anonymous that went something like this: