Chalk and Cheese

July 29, 2012

I had  dinner with two of my oldest (in age) friends at their house…he is in his late 80’s…she in her early 80’s…they have known each other since they were teenagers….

he ALWAYS had a crush on her…she married three times …he married once……

they married  quite a few months over 8 years ago…actually on my birthday….when she was in her 70’s and he was beginning his 80’s

we  have gone through so much together and I love them so dearly for their friendship….

a treasure that means more to me than anything in LIFE….as there is no money that could have what we have…..

Jim usually does the talking …but Doris talked tonight….and I should preface this by saying…she is one of three VERY strong feminists that I have been lucky enough in my life to know ….the first being Donna, then Doris, then Michelle….

they all were born into  families with less means (OK Michelle POOR)…..compared to me….which as a child I did not know until I matured out of the debutante parties into  college in Minnesota…..

 

My glasses were botheringly  smudged…as I walked up the stairs in my house….

I took them off to clean on my T-shirt

My roommate was coming down the stairs….

He   makes me smile…as  he is always grinning ..Like the Cheshire cat

…..don’t know if it is due to  weed or he is honestly happy to see me…

as when I look in Alice’s Looking Glass I just smirk

He has lived with me the longest of all my roommates…now for a year and a half…..

When I think of him…I think of the recent map of Greenland…of how the permafrost has disappeared…..due to Global warming….and of how NOW…… there is such a wealth of minerals and energy being available to now tap……(am against that personally…but am just using it to explain…well you know ….yes bad analogy..sorry Donna)

Looking back when this man entered my Life to rent my spare room

..well to be quite honest …he could not provide a financial record…as he had been living one step above being homeless….had been married once…had been an attorney with a wife…had done everything sexually and drug related that one could imagine…..went bankrupt…lost his wife and everything….except his bathrobe from Villa d’Este on Lake Como……

but there is an ELECTRICITY in his deep blue eyes…a vibrancy that touches on the essence of Life…that is hard for me to explain…..

he DID  not know that he HAS IT!!!…

He has fallen in love  now with this most Gorgeous woman ….

they compliment each other so much ….as though THEIR time has Finally fallen into place…..as it has Always Been Meant to Be……………….

ok nuff about him….

I got Doris to talk of her first husband…whom she married when she was like 15….in Ada Oklahoma….was married for like 2 years…..

he came to visit her years later here in LA…and she said it was like meeting Liberace…

he was a Flaming Queen…with his new boyfriend……

I was born gay…which has not made my life easy…..but Life has changed over the decades…where same sex couples are being sort of   accepted as part of the norm….as women and blacks have been …in at least western society…well…I should say women have been accepted…black people and gay people really have not…nor can be expected to …for some time in this country….

I was watching the Olympics last night….(I am a TOTAL Anglophile)….

I so admire Queen Elizabeth…for all the falderal…she has had to witness in her long life…..and totally admire her dedication to her country….as there is no one who has had to support anything in their life from birth til death…..as she has had to

an aside…she like her mother ..Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mum……has a wicked sense of humor….

I totally loved the scene where  86 year old Queen Elizabeth appeared on tape…where Daniel Craig appeared at one of her drawing rooms at Buckingham Palace…

she looked up from her desk…and said “Mr Bond are we ready?”

he said “Yes Mum”

she got up from her writing table and went out through the 6  foot double golden embellished doors held open by two footmen…

next scene was her exiting the Palace followed by Daniel Craig (Bond) to board the Royal Helicopter……

next scene is on board the copter…and all you see is Daniel …the back of her head in the pinkish gown she was wearing with this unlike her feathery  pink “fascinator”….

and then the next scene is you see the helicopter hovering over the Olympic Stadium and two people jumping out to parachute down…

next scene on TV …is her entering the Olympics…with the same attire…..pink fascinator…handbag over her arm….

What I love…….is though we all are sooo Different ……

if we  CARE about LIFE….and truly  TRY   to listen and appreciate another’s viewpoint…..

Life will begin to open to us….

as  all this time  we have been stuck in the mud and are as different as ….

Chalk and Cheese

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