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"SSC (CW/NF) Wish I'd posted this earlier..."
LAST EDITED ON 06-19-01 AT 02:51 PM (EST)

(when the competition wasn't quite so fierce... {sigh}

Here 'tis, though.

Old Friend

I see an old friend, at least every day or two.

We stop and talk, chat about the weather, other pleasantries, but I know what he's thinking. He's wondering why I don't come around like I used to.

How can I explain that I just can't?

We used to hang out a lot. All day, every day, practically. Honestly, in the beginning, it was the drugs that came between us. The drugs and being so very busy. There just wasn't TIME to visit, and I kinda fell out of the habit.

Kind of like watching TV, one day was just too busy, and before I noticed, the damn thing had dust on the remote.

I fall out of the habit of a lot of things these days. I'll look up and notice it's Spring, then all of a sudden, it's snowing. I have vague memories of mowing the lawn, and once in a while sitting on the deck with a beer, but I've definitely got a shovel in my hand, and I'm ALREADY late for work.

Fell out of the habit with the drugs, too. Just forgot to refill the prescription one day. Withdrawal was hell, but at least I felt awake again.

And you know what? I still like my old friend. He's easy to get along with, and he doesn't remind me of all the crap floating around in my head. In fact, he'd wash it away quite thoroughly. I don't come around as often as I used to, though. Too much to do, and I know I'm stronger than that.

Yeah, I looked over the edge. Hell, I jumped right off, and *I* *enjoyed* *it.*

But you know, it's a hell of a lot of work to claw and scrape your way back. I think I'll hang out here a while longer. I have a new bumper sticker, though: "Reality's for people who can't handle fantasy."

{sigh}

-- JV

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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
 RE: SSC (CW/NF) Wish I'd posted th... ItzLisa 06-19-01 1
 RE: SSC (CW/NF) Wish I'd posted th... dabo 06-20-01 2
 RE: SSC (CW/NF) Wish I'd posted th... Survivorchick 06-20-01 3
 RE: SSC (CW/NF) Wish I'd posted th... VampKira 06-20-01 4
 RE: SSC (CW/NF) Wish I'd posted th... Drive My Car 06-21-01 5
 RE: SSC (CW/NF) Wish I'd posted th... Kismet 06-21-01 6
 EGAD! desert_rhino 06-23-01 7

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ItzLisa 3350 desperate attention whore postings
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06-19-01, 04:19 PM (EST)
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1. "RE: SSC (CW/NF) Wish I'd posted this earlier..."
Very nice, JV!!!!

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06-20-01, 02:49 PM (EST)
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2. "RE: SSC (CW/NF) Wish I'd posted this earlier..."
I like this quite a lot, JV, it tells it all. Thank you for sharing this. Like trivia? You'll probably know the answer to this. Who said, "Reality, what a concept."? Hint: It was someone else who got his act together.

"If the race of man should be left naked upon a desert island, we should become extinct in six weeks. A few individuals might linger, but in a year would become worse than monkeys." (Samuel Butler, "Erewhon")

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06-20-01, 03:08 PM (EST)
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3. "RE: SSC (CW/NF) Wish I'd posted this earlier..."
It's good JV - so true to life

Survivorchick

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06-20-01, 03:12 PM (EST)
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4. "RE: SSC (CW/NF) Wish I'd posted this earlier..."
Thank you for sharing, JV.. Twas a wonderful story..


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5. "RE: SSC (CW/NF) Wish I'd posted this earlier..."
Wish I'd read it earlier.
Who says you don't have a sentimental side?
I think you are quite deep JV ( well deep for someone named after a gun anyway)

**giggle**

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6. "RE: SSC (CW/NF) Wish I'd posted this earlier..."
I really do like this. It makes me feel very melancholy. Great job and thank you for letting us read it.

Kismet


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7. "EGAD!"
It becomes more and more obvious that I am NOT a writer, but merely a guy who writes. Wow.

-- JV

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