A Tire Swing Story is a bite-sized "imagining" inspired by an object I discover while wandering. It could be a curbside trash gem or a message sprayed on a wall. A lost mitten, or an antique store find. Anything goes. I photograph the object and post them together, the story and its inspiration. There will be a new story every Monday and Wednesday. On Fridays, I'll discuss writing, life, love, and coffee. (In no particular order and maybe all at once.)
Friday, July 15, 2011
Casual Fridays: Mountain Lions & Bunny Rabbits
I'm right in the thick of party-planning, hosting a bridal shower for my bestest friend in the universe. Here she is with her little bunny, Harry:
Alison and I have been thick as thieves since grade nine when I asked to borrow her lipstick after gym class. We immediately bonded over scary movies (Pet Cemetery), Meatloaf (the band, not the ground beef cake), and McDonald's french fries (with bbq and plum sauce for dipping).
As teenagers growing up in a small town, we spent a lot of time dreaming about the grand shimmering lives we would have as adults. And our grown-up lives are actually pretty cool. Alison's started a business, Coriander Girl, a flourishing flower shop, and in three weeks, she's going to marry a wonderful guy.
And we still get to share our triumphs, disappointments, false starts, and big dreams. We're still around for the adventures and the snacks. (though neither of us will actually eat McDonald's fries anymore.)
It's amazing to me that our stories have played out side-by-side for long. And I feel really blessed that I get to watch the rest of our tale unfold. She's a mountain lion, my Alison.
Okay, I gotta get back to the kitchen!
Be grateful for what you have this weekend, story-makers. See you back here on Monday.