This is an open letter to my friend Susan.
You are the best friend I’ve ever had.
There is not one time that you haven’t been there when I needed you. Sometimes when I don’t even know that I need you.
I keep bringing up that time about 30 years ago when my dog Norman had his teeth cleaned and you were waiting in the office when I got there because you knew I was scared. When I think of you quickly, that’s how I think of you. Well that and you digging in my garden in high heels.
Aside from you being so much in my corner, you are more fun than any person I know. The days we spend together doing stuff that no one else wants to do with us are some of the best days of my life. Many of the best laughs I’ve ever had are with you.
I let you down in the past few weeks when you needed me and although I can come up with a million excuses, none of them cut it. (although my recent bout with what I was sure was malaria comes close.)
I just want to tell you that I love you and I will hold your foot at the dentist until we are old and grey.
(Actually we’ll never let the grey thing happen but you know what I mean)
I’m so lucky to have you as a friend and I won’t let you down again.
By the way, people, when I called her to apologize she spent the whole time trying to make me feel better about being a shit.
Tell me I’m not lucky.