It was a few years ago.....
I was somewhat young, You were about 4 years younger.
We had a mutual friend named Melanie but you and I had never met.
She liked me- She loved you and She thought that we should meet.
She tried to convince me to call you.... Said you were awesome and that we would get along.
I resisted. After all, I was just breaking up with my girlfriend and wasn't interested in a new relationship. Besides, these matchmakers have never been right for me.
Melanie convinced me to give you a call. We chatted and I was pleasantly surprised. You invited me to your office Christmas party. I took a chance and went. I was a huge hit among your co-workers. They found me handsome and charming. You were a hit to me. I found you attractive, intelligent, and ambitious. I loved your positive attitude. We became good friends but never lovers. I felt you looked up to me and admired what I had accomplished. I looked at you and embraced your creativity, optimism, and passion for your work.
You struggled while working several jobs knowing your heart was somewhere else. You talked about trying to break into your desired industry and asked for my advice. I offered very little. I encouraged you to believe in yourself and suggested patience. Eventually, your break came and you were offered an entry level position in a smaller market and different location.
You left everything you had known including your family and friends to pursue your dreams. Your immediate success led to a small but important political position back near your home. You excelled. You tried to stay in touch with me by calling and writing an occasional letter. I eventually dropped the ball when I moved from the East coast to the West coast. I've thought about you and our friendship but never tried to contact you. It's been 7 years since I've visited your home town.
Today, I went to the movies and saw you in a cameo role in a major picture. I instantly knew it was you but I confirmed it by checking the credits. I see you've done well for yourself. Living and working in New York City.
It's clear to me that our paths have probably crossed in the past few years. Perhaps we've flown on the same airplane. I'm certain that we know some of the same people. I'm surprised that our names haven't come up in conversation. Maybe they have on your end. I'm confident that our paths will cross again soon. When they do, I'll hug you and tell you how very proud I am of you and how I've missed and cherished our past friendship.
You'll slap me on the arm and ask me why I haven't called or looked you up. "It would have been pretty easy to find me" you'll say. I'll stand there looking pretty stupid - and ask: "How's Brit?" I'll once again be reminded that you are truly a jewel - and how you do sparkle! We'll both realize how important good friendships are and that they should be treasured............
I'll eagerly await that moment.
Until Then My Friend!