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Monday, November 12, 2007

Cactus, Mountains, Friends, Family - Home

I just came home tonight from spending a three-day weekend in Tucson with my good friend, Babette. She and I go back a long way (to the late 1960's), had lost touch for awhile, but now try to visit every year or so. And we had a great time. Drank wine, hung out, laughed a lot. All good things.

Back in the late 60's the cool thing to do was wear a piece of yarn in your hair that matched your outfit. And we were nothing if not cool! Yes, we've aged - but we still have our cool moments. The photo below is at my 60th birthday party. Babette came up from Tucson to join in the surprise.

We had a great time this weekend and I saw many parts of Tucson that were new to me. The city has really grown up. Since my dad moved from Tucson to Chicago in 2002, I had only been back twice. But I think that will change now and I look forward to more frequent visits. It's still my "home" and there is a different feeling there - something safe and solid. The mountains are still incredible and the desert is still beautiful. My history is there, I still have family there, and Babette is there.

I find the older I get, the more I cling to those friends who knew me in the "old days", who share portions of my history with me, who know the changes I've gone through.


Fleur de Lisa said...

You two look so cute together- in both photos.

Getting back to your core, your roots is always so much fun!

MMrussianadoption said...

wow that top one is quite a picture. glad you had a great weekend with your old friend.

icanseeclearlynow said...

i think you and babette look absolutely FANTASTIC! and i LOVE that you have a friendship that goes so far back. history of ourselves ought to be celebrated!


Desert Diva said...

You both look "marvelous" - then and now! I'm glad that you were able to reconnect with a friend. As for Tucson, I think it's a wonderful place - I especially like the view of the mountains there.

Scoobers said...

Yes, there is something special about Tucson, it's memories and old friends.
What a nice post.