Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Trainwrecks and other truths....

Two likened souls in the last place on earth you'd ever go....

I leaned in.

And then fell.

Suspended, for a moment in laughter...tumbling face first into... "Nice to meet you's"....

And it seems like a million years ago that we first met, flirting with fate...
Daring Mother Nature, the world at large, and our own demons to stop us. No one did.

We've driven thousands of wreckless miles chasing a fickle sun. Danced in the kitchen, on the sidewalks, in darkened corners, and under neon lights. Laughed until we were snot-nosed and wet faced and laughed again. We've traded dirty little stories for "I've never told anyone this before" secrets....the recanting tumbling out in a language perhaps only we understand. We've dreamed and pretended and smacked each other around with the truth.

We've been to the Fair and back.

Riding rickety roller coasters with broken tracks, the clickety clack of the wooden climb, an atom bomb tick-tocking at our backs. And made it to the top, again and again..
free to fall fast,
eyes closed,
into the crash.
Laughing.

Rocking the flimsy ferris wheel chariot, long arms and legs dangling mid-sky.
Rattling the safety-bar.
Laughing.

Chugging mid-way beers with the carnies, the locals, the drifters, the tourists.
Our kind of people.
All kinds of people.
Laughing

Falling through mirrors.
Laughing.


It's been a helluva ride...

20 comments:

skinnylittleblonde said...

Sisterlove...I know you know already that I just love all of your words but especially your words here. They splash right out and smack me like cool water on a blistering day.
The fair, the roller-coasters, the mid-way & ferris wheel, like life, always leave us reaching out to the skies, sometimes begging for something more and sometimes in praise of the beautiful little things we've been gifted.
ILSVFM&CWTSY

Scott from Oregon said...

What'ws with all the sisterly code? No fair...

I always thought a midway beer was one that was half warm, half full of backwash...

I'm learnin' though...

Everyday.

Your banner, missy?

vicci said...

I LOVE to sit in the very front car of the roller coaster...gives me goosebumps just thinking about it!
With my arms held high in the air of course!! :-)

she said...

you lovely thrill seeker..

makes me crave cotton candy, the beach boardwalk, chance encounters and wild rides


-you are a word dancer, leaping with a butterfly net; capturing fleeting fun

with lifetime memories

-i will stand in line each time to watch your show

singleton said...

sweetslb....welp, baby sib, you get it, you always get it! ILYSVVM!

scott....oh, its not code....its love! And in my world, every beer is a cold one! And everyday life is a carnival.....:)

vicci...I think I've had that car claimed for the past six months....I've lost my voice and my fingertips are numb, but God, it's been fun!

She...."with a butterfly net"...."capturing fleeting fun
with lifetime memories"....And that's exactly what we've been doing.....as fast as we can!

Wizened Wizard said...

I love to escape to your blog. I love your stories.

singleton said...

That's why I think you're wizened.... You love to escape! I'm following you! :)

Dan said...

It has been a helluva ride. And I wonder if they would have made it had it not been for the laughter!

Another wonderful piece my sweet friend!

Bardouble29 said...

Everyday for me is one hell of a ride...I get in and hang on!

Sometimes the rides goes upside dowm, sometimes it turns sharp corners...other times, it can be fairly soothe...but I am in the ride for the long haul.

singleton said...

Dan...TY! You can walk away or fall away from a lot of things, even love, but to give up laughing...well, you might as well give up living.....
PS Wishing you a blue-light free day!

Bardouble....I hear you, girl. Throw your arms up and ride with the wind!

velvet girl said...

This makes me want to go ride a roller coaster! And laughing to tears is the best. What fun writing.

SpongyBones said...

Every single time I click you link I know I am in for one hell of a ride. Not only do I feel the dips in my stomach, but I also laugh and think of my own experiences. Memories and happy thoughts from one hell of a story teller!

Have a safe weekend!

singleton said...

velvetgirl....laughing to tears, choking on the giggles, and not being able to stop.....yup! Especially if it's at an inapporopriate time or place, gotta love it!

spongy....Raise hell this week-end! Fight for your right to party and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy....
PS: The roller coaster is coming to town this week-end!

Blue the Spa Girl said...

I am with Vicci here...put me at the front and we will go around as many times as they let us!
In Canada, we have a great ride at Paramount Canada's Wonderland called the SkyRider, it is a stand up roller coaster. The front of that one is a total blast! If only everyday were this exciting.
xo

kj said...

whose the worthy recipient of this, singleton? i can't help asking...of course i don't expect an answer, but, just in case... :)

laughing to tears is the best. nothing better. that's when i know i've connected with a true blue kindred spirit.

singleton said...

blue spa girl....Standing! OMG! What a rush! And I just like the sound of it....SkyRider!

Kj.....:)Anonymous!

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Ahhhh, sigh.

I have my own bunch of bikers come to camp down in my shed next week - 'tis our annual ritual. Thanks for warming me up for it, it's usually one hell of a ride, bit like your posts..

singleton said...

Oh Shrink wrapped.....I'm not so sure I want 'em in my shed! God bless you, girl! LOL! Better put that wine on to chill!

Orhan Kahn said...

'The fair' as Americans put it is another thing this young Australian man has been deprived of. Aw, woe is me.

singleton said...

Welp, Orhan.....you are sounding to be a bit deprived! We just might have to send you a ticket!