"Friends are there to catch you when you fall." The quote is from one of my favorite songs. The card is from LBK. L, I adore you. I cannot imagine how long it took you to create this lovely masterpiece. Where did you find the berds? I love you. Thanks.
I never listen to the radio unless I am driving. I used to catch the gospel music station each Wednesday as I drove to an appointment that's been set in stone for years. On my darkest days the dj played the song like she knew I needed to hear it. I must buy it. Don't know why I haven't. But, listening always made me feel better. Not because it was sad, but because I felt connected; it made me remember that I wasn't alone; someone understood, because someone wrote the words that describe how I have felt.
The singers sing of . . .
"a girl, searching for a father and a friend.
Praying that the storm someday will end.
But instead of walking away
Open up you heart and say,
You don't have to worry
I can see your tears
I'll be there
In a hurry when you call
Friends are there to catch you when you fall . . ."
"Prayin' that some day
The sun will shine again.
And the pain?
And the pain will end."
I was hospitalized once, back when I was in college. My best friend came to visit me. I was heavily sedated. Too sedated to stay awake long enough to talk. Somehow she must have known I would be that way, because she left a song for me. Remember Bill Withers' "Lean on Me?" I listened to that song on repeat until I was discharged weeks later. The song got me through the darkness. I want to say that I was there for her, but our friendship ended when I unknowingly betrayed her. I have grown to be stronger since then.
Then, not so long ago, when I was trapped in the shadows again, a friend I met here told me she would catch me if I let go. Okay, am bawling here. Gotta go.
Just write on. Be sincere. Let your words count. I want to be here to catch you if you fall. I promise you that I will stand beside you with open arms. I love you, Anna. Thank you, dear Davia.