Friends for Life. It’s a 6.

Crammed into the shiny red Mini-Cooper like a circus load of rodeo clowns, the friends set out on the road, “it’s summer, we graduated high school, watch out world, here we come!“. Brown hair driving, blond blowing out open passenger side window, sunglasses singing from the back, freedom came on 4 wheels.

Music and laughter carried them down the tree lined dust dirt road, pull off almost missed, a detour down rutted grass covered trail, destination just begun. Splashing into a clearing, red metal box pulled up to sea salted cottage sitting atop a ridge; there from tiny rooms with a gargantuan view of endless blue, adulthood would begin.

Days of clamming, heels dug deep in the chilled muck of low tide, tanning legs walking the shoreline, they wandered in retrospective anticipation, paths soon to diverge. Life was good, all was possible, future before them… flags unfurling from youth waved wildly in their dreams.

24 thoughts on “Friends for Life. It’s a 6.

  1. Frank Hubeny February 27, 2021 / 12:44 pm

    I like the contrast between the title and what might happen as “paths soon to diverge”. I like your description of their celebration together waving the flags of their dreams.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge February 27, 2021 / 12:47 pm

      Thank you, Frank. Based on a true story, we ultimately lost touch with each other. But we still have that summer 🙂

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  2. Susan St.Pierre February 27, 2021 / 12:52 pm

    I truly the felt the excitement! A reminiscence of a feeling from my own youth. Thanks for this ‘ride’!

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  3. UP February 27, 2021 / 1:33 pm

    Great six and very exciting.

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  4. The Vintage Toy Advertiser February 27, 2021 / 3:26 pm

    You just wrote an anthem for youth, D. Captured that mood and spirit so well, and funny as I was thinking recently of poems I wrote in those days gone by, very similar. Mini Cooper – too cool. And a “gargantuan view of endless blue”.
    Remember I told you once about my cool aunt who intoduced me to lots of top music? She had that Joe Walsh album but I never listened to it even though I loved the cover art. So, reading along to your words just now, that’s the first time I’ve heard it 😎

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge February 27, 2021 / 5:43 pm

      🙂 Thank you, V. I’m not surprised they were not dissimilar.
      I do remember. She is the aunt everyone should have growing up! Daresay, on another timeline, she and I might be friends 😁
      So cover art to the music inside. Pretty good package, eh? 😎

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  5. Liz H February 27, 2021 / 6:52 pm

    Four wheels and bare heels… those memories’ll keep you together for the long road, down the road.

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  6. Avia Morrow February 27, 2021 / 8:54 pm

    WOW, really takes us back to a time and life-place where it truly seemed Anything was Possible. Beautiful descriptions complement your story, Denise–5-Star.

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      • Avia Morrow February 27, 2021 / 9:31 pm

        Yep, like a different planet entirely…where most days seemed “sane” 🙂 You’re always sincerely welcome. Take care this week as we all pull our ropes tight for another wild ride–tuck your chin, and don’t let go till you hit the dirt. You look like a champ to me 🙂

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  7. Romi February 27, 2021 / 11:47 pm

    Your story fully captures that precious time.

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  8. Chris Hall February 28, 2021 / 5:18 am

    It looks like you took as all back to that special time… Thanks for the memories and the song. So good 🙂

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  9. clark February 28, 2021 / 11:16 am

    “…tiny rooms with a gargantuan view…”
    Excellent line

    nice, time-machining the past

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