It’s been two days since my good friend’s birthday and believe me the words have just been flowing in and out of my mind in an endless stream that ebbs and flows. There are so many things I want to say, so many things I want to write, yet having only 24 hours in a day, I could not quite fit everything in without fear of making myself collapse from exhaustion. So here I am to write a birthday ode to a lovely friend who just celebrated her birthday two days ago. You know who you are. You are always in my mind. This is for you. I hope you like it.
Good friends who are always there are few in number. Good friends who’ve you known for over 20 years are even rarer. Yes, can you believe it, I’ve known you for over 20 years. I’ve known you since my primary school days. Time though isn’t everything. What’s more important, is that throughout the roughly two decades we’ve known each other, you have remained the same sweet and gentle person you’ve always been.
Not once, not ever have I seen you frown or expressed any signs of anger. There is always a smile, a calm face to greet your gaze. When you are happy, a light sparkles in your eyes and your smile lights up the entire face. A few words from you suffice to let us know your thoughts. No nonsense, but full of calm and good will. No trickery, no ill feelings, no bad vibes. There is not a person in this world who I think could do you harm. You are always so serene, so gentle, so happy. Stay that way.
Not having stayed in Bangkok throughout my entire life, we lost contact, but that was once again renewed when I later came back. Birthday lunches, ladies day out, we will meet again. There is always a reason to keep in touch, even if it is just for a nice lunch out. What I’ve always found funny though is that not being a Thai, you have actually lived in Thailand longer than I have. Even funnier, is that soon enough, we shall be living in the same area. Minutes away. I suppose then, we shall be meeting each other more.
I hope you had a wonderful birthday my dear friend. (Birthdays are celebrated week long right? :):)) I’m happy to have you as a friend and to the many more years to come. Stay forever the wonderful person you are, forever calm, forever serene, forever happy. That is indeed a lovely way to be. See you in a few days my dear friend 🙂