Happy Birthday Nicci-Galebird
Back a few days... May 16, to be exact... it was Nic's 24th birthday. (That's galebird btw.)
(but she took off for the Land of Mickey and kinda missed her Lj birthday)
It seems like a lifetime ago that I had the very good fortune to somehow run into this young woman. We became lj friends... and you know... that's how it goes. You get to know one another a little.
This time, though, it was a little different. Here was a young woman who's life was - to me - ripped from the reels of a 1950's black and white romance movie. It feels as though she was just a little girl then and now... so very much a woman. It's as though I have had the chance to watch a chrysalis open and bring out a whole other person.
She seemed so shy and demure... running in small circles of frustration with the cards life kept dealing to her... family, work, home. There is no big surprise ending in her story ... at least not yet. The writing however, seems very much to be on the wall. I hope with all of my heart that I will be fortunate enough to be a friend to Nicole for years to come and see how life bends around this small piece of the sun.
Nicole, I will never be able to thank you enough for the energy and compassion you spared to my life in the middle of the lainni thing and your very astute role in the conclusion of that crazy circumstance.
It is my most sincere wish that your 24th year brings you opportunity, compassion, and a greater freedom to be the woman that I can so clearly see trying to leap onto the stage of life. Peace in your heart sweet galebird and may love fill your life.