Seems like it was just a short time ago some days, but here it is 5 years later and I still miss her laughter, warmth and peace she always brought with her everywhere she went.My fondest memory of shared times with her was sitting in my hottub on a fine January night with the snow gently falling. Sharing a bottle of sweet champagne and just talking till we were both almost falling asleep and the sun was threatening to come over the horizon.Still miss you lots lady and a toast to you is in order tonight.
Hey guys, I've had to make some changes to this community.Membership now has to be approved - but all you need to give is a valid reason to be here.And only members can post now.I hate to have to do this - I wanted this community to be here and be open for anyone - but unfortunately it's been spammed twice in the last 2 weeks with inappropriate adult content.So, those are the reasons for the changes.
Busch Gardens - Hallowscream.Krys, Cat, Reddawn and I. Full Car of curvy women.http://pics.livejournal.com/platypusgirl/pic/0001g0qt/g12 (one day I'll remember how to make pretty cuts)I wish I had had someone else take this picture - so that I could have been in it too.Great day - full of laughter and fun. I think I'm behind the camera a lot. I have mental images of snapshots that I should have taken, but never took. Perhaps it's time to take a page out of her book - and step in front of the camera more often. (again - she pushes me without pushing hard, to do something that I find difficult.)Thank you Cat for making me a better person.
Dancing at Technicon. It was where I met her, and one of my favorite places to find her.Staying up Way too late before my court date at her place after my accident in '04. Watching tv, and just chatting.Parties at Dave and Kayla's.Lots of bright, sunny smiles, laughter.
Weekends at the VA Renfaire, all staying at... was it her parents' place?Strawberry daiquiris, the "lesbian orgy in the kitchen"...She caught the bouquet when I married the most recent ex-husband. I think it went right to her, even. She gave me the heads-up that someone was actively trying to recruit people to harass me, which I appreciated greatly.*heh* She's the reason I'm Atlanta-Cat or C@t -- because everyone would get confused with the names. She's Catharsis, I'm Catalyst. Miss her. I saw someone who looked a lot like her just a couple of days ago, and I did a double-take and started to say something, shocked and happy... then realized no.
It's been four years. It's time to add to the memories, before we start to loose them.
"You know it's bad for you." "Yes, I do." *dirty look* *glare in return* "I'll quit when I'm good and ready." "And when will that be?" "I don't know."
Eventually, she headed into work, and I walked around with Stef & Shondra downtown. We ducked into a few stores. I nattered on about my memories of spending a few years there. I remember Stef buying stones, I think we talked about the properties of them. I specifically remember ducking into one of the hippy stores, that now I can't remember the name of. There are some pictures of that morning floating around somewhere. Eventually I headed home. I remember thinking that it was good to see them again, and that it would be good when they finally moved north. I knew it would make Cat happier. It would make all three of them happier. And that would make me happier.It was the last time I saw her.
Guinness and Strongbow.Gelato and Teppanyaki.Hallelujah and Love Song.Some things will never again be mentioned without reminding me of you. They may remind me of other people and places and times as well, but you're always going to be there in front, in a long skirt, holding my hand and dancing with your eyes closed.Until we meet again, Peace.Stef
One day, Cat, Mom, trio_plus_one and I were driving in Northern Virginia, very near Potomac Mills. We passed by a what looked like a very neo-conservative, born again, Bible thumping kind of church with a billboard in front of it. All four of us started howling with laughter in the same moment.The billboard said "If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you."I will forever more be disappointed by church billboards.
faekitty, my_catharsis, and I were in Charlottesville. It was October and cold. We were in a square that I don't remember the name of, but it is one of those places that has lots of interesting shops and such in a highly concentrated area. We walked around for a couple of hours. We had gelato. We checked out a candy shop where my_catharsis used to work. We passed a guy selling t-shirts while walking hand in hand in hand. He pointed out "there goes a lucky man". If I'd been with either of my companions singly, he'd still have been correct. But at that moment, I felt like the luckiest man alive.Today is the anniversary of her birth. I wish I could say with clarity what that means to people who've gone past the veil. But I know what it means to me. I miss her. Many people do.Many blessings to you, pretty ladylove. Wherever you are.
Hey Cat - Can I talk to you? I think you'd understand...That may make no sense to anyone else, but Dog sometimes shows up in my dreams when I really need someone to talk to. So I'm sorta hoping I'll see her tonight.