Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Today I to said goodbye to a good friend. We were close this friend and I. Ours was a relationship of true comfort. We'd hang out any time just watching T.V. Many times we'd cook or clean together. My friend would always be there to welcome me, which was so nice, especially if I had a bad day. Lately this friend has let me down big time! So it is great sadness that I must say goodbye.
I'm talking about my favorite pair of sweat pants. Family and close friends, you know the ones of which I speak. You've seen me in them on many occasions. (never out of the house though) .You've probably wondered to yourselves " what is she thinking wearing those hideous pants." Well they were sooo comfortable. I've gotten good use out of them over the last 10 years or so. Even when they were filled with holes ,I still wore them. Even when the elastic waist band finally gave out , I still wore them. I think I'm ready to let them go. After all why should we keep things around when they are no longer dependable.
It feels kinda strange. What's appropriate for an occasion such as this? Do I say a few words?
Do I pause for a moment of silence? Before you start thinking I've gone totally mad, ....wait! I know many of you have , or have had a particular piece of clothing that you absolutely love. It may be a shirt, pants, or underwear that makes you feel so good, like you're getting a big hug whenever you wear it. If you do ,then I'm sure you can sympathize with me. Don't worry family, I haven't completely snapped! There were no words, ceremonies, or moments of silence. I just walked them gingerly to the garbage without looking back. I must admit I did save a few pieces of the lovely pink fabric for cleaning rags. It just won't be the same.