Monday, April 21, 2008

You can't make me.....

We caravaned. Met up in the Valet parking lot, squishing in between the "reserved-for VIPs"....and flip flopped up the deck to The Crab House. Oh, Man, what a beautiful day for Peace Out, coconut shrimp, french dip, and ice cold beer in a bucket. Me and three of my new best friends. I know, I know, I know, you've heard it before.....

But there we were. Instant friends. Old friends. With very short pasts. And a lotta catchin' up to do. 99 beers on the wall later, we had laughed ourselves silly, solved world hunger and been on a peace march. We had confessed, professed, dared, bribed, danced,harmonized throughHello Dolly in our best Joe Cocker voices, and scooched in closer for the punch line...

"But what if"?

"What if you won, fell into, stumbled on a gazillion dollars?"

Skipping the lengthy four-fold conversation we had about charity, clarity, responsibility and all that hoo~hah ....what it all boiled down to was this...

"But isn't it all relative? Wouldn't a blue lagoon with cascading fountains and towering palms be the same to you as a millionaire as your little vinyl pool was to you last summer?"

"Ummmm. No."

I chewed on a piece of celery. Dipped it and swirled it in bleu cheese. Chewed again.

Behind their Foster Grants I could sense their eyes rollin'......

"Lemme tell you about my little blue pool......"














When we caravaned out of the parking lot,
sunkissed and dreamy,
beerbattered and fed,
there were four make-believe millionaires dreaming about blow up pools.....

and smiling......

16 comments:

skinnylittleblonde said...

oh yeah, sweet soul-sister sing, it's all relative! You gotta plat to win and I'm not talking Lotto ;)

sandyshares said...

Relative-- absolutement - Joe Cocker swoon swoon

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

Just give it all away...

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singleton said...

skinny...clink! And the punchline was "Can't buy me peace"......You gotta make it happen.... You gotta be the pixie....the drive.... and then....ta!dah! like magic....
No millionaire had anything up on our sunkissed day....Peace and love are free....

Sandyshares.....mmmmmmhmmmmmmmm........ LOL! The second time around took it's toll on my already raspy vocal cords! And I'm still humming today!

Ultra....Clink! Now we've got it goin' on!

Peace~love friends
Spend it well....
Share it....
It's worth more than anything...

The CEO said...

freedom......peace

Maithri said...

The suns lips on
a blue vinyl pool

Theres a kiss
to build a dream on,

Thanks for takin me away
from it all my friend,

Suddenly i feel the ocean breeze
and on a tired day like today
thats quite the miracle ;)

Soft love to you, M
and unrockable peace

kj said...

hello! this post is perfect for my post-island vacation--a week of turquoise oceans and pools.

i envy your proximity to coastal living. hope you are well and silly.

:)

singleton said...

CEO.....
freedom = peace
Clink!

Maithri....
Oh, i so hope you have a tiny break, a window away from those
14 hour days,
and
JSYK
these words,
your words,
"unrockable peace"
are mighty....
And I like them,
the way they sound
big and strong
and determined
and free...
Another little mantra scribbled
on a post it note....
in case I forget....
to believe!

KJ!.....Girl! Welcome back! Course I know you wish you were still floating! But, Muah! Hope you made a million zillion summer memories wrapped up in turqoise ribbons!

Peace~love friends
It's free

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

Love the psychadelic picture in the last post, by the way.

singleton said...

Ultra! Thank you! My true colors showing! :) Peace~love

eric1313 said...

"Give it away"

You don't miss one beat, my sympatico heart-friend. A million dollars or peace, this is the way it should be.

Sorry to worry you so much. I've been living in my car and on friend's couches for three weeks. I couldn't think of anything to write, though I could have stole a few minutes at the library to talk. To say hi and let you know I'm alive.

But now is your time. Go with it and be merry, live the love and love the new life. I can't wait to know...

Take care and bless you and all who you claim as yours.

Gillian said...

Singy
You are already a millionaire. You are rich with so so much...
the gift of seeing what worth surrounds you.
That is priceless.
xo

singleton said...

Eric...
Wishin' you well friend....I remember growin' up outa the trunk of a Belair....
crashed into the side of a house,
trunk splayed up to the sky....
We couldn't move the car,
or the roof of the house would fall...
So Mama filled the trunk with dirt and planted tomatoes there....
Sometimes,
livin' on the edge is just where we need to be....
Hope your journey is blessed friend, and
finds you finally
where you are meant to be....

Blue....A Thousand times we've said it....Broke, but never poor. And honestly, girl, I can tell you....I wouldn't trade peace for a million dollars....and I'm pretty sure a million dollars can't buy it. You have to find it,grab it, feel it....In accidental moments....tiny moments that are sudden gifts...It's elusive, fleeting....
a butterfly......
worth chasing....

Peace~love
Priceless

WILSONART said...

None so rich as those who are aware of their true wealth.
Sayin' AMEN!

singleton said...

Babs...
Surrounded by millionaires. Love Grows! Amen, girl!