As the name implies today is L’s 21st birthday (wooot!) There’s not much to say other than she is a wonderful, beautiful, intelligent person with SO much potential to do SO much good in the world. I have so many wonderful memories of L from the past ten years of friendship from tie-dying tissue and pretending we had rainbow colored snot, to writing notes to each other during math in sixth grade, to talking about Limited Too sales, to singing songs on the tire swing, to making up crazy nicknames and codes for pretty much everything and everyone, to Llama camp ,to girl scout meetings, to sneaking out to deliver letters to our friends and play pranks, to silly middle school boyfriend drama, countless sleepovers, planning our future weddings, making silly embarrassing youtube videos that become popular among foot fetish freaks, to spending a whole summer babysitting together, to our trip to visit her family in Maryland, then my family in Wyoming, and then on a “senior trip” to Hawaii, a million camping trips, trips to Creativitea, long phone conversations (because I’m secretly really helpless without her) and long walks to nowhere (because we can talk and walk forever). I’m SO thankful L was born and I cannot wait to celebrate with champagne because I think that we can all agree that that’s what turning 21 is about.
Excerpt from my 7th grade diary:
“I am not one person, I am two people, it’s like my brain was split in half when I was born and the other half was given to Laura…whatever the other one does we each do,”
I know I’m deep but if that philosophy doesn’t make sense to you, Emily Bronte paraphrased it nicely:
“Whatever our souls are made of, [hers] and mine are the same”.