Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Goodbye's Suck

It's funny when you meet a new friend
and quicker than you can say, 'sheesh, i love our friendship!'
they're moving back to Australia.

Sometimes it's the people that we spend the shortest amount of time with that influence us the most.  My friend, Catherine, has been that for me.  Besides being a person brimming with knowledge and excitement for life and a great eye for design, she's also quite clever at connecting the dots and recommending the brilliant finds around her.  Over the last year, she's turned me on to quite a few things I'd known nothing about and this latest piece is at the top of the list for numerous reasons: We Are All Savages Inside.  It must be read.

And before she left, Catherine gave us the sweetest little book, inscribed to all three of us:  Me, RK and Stella, of course, in her incredibly thoughtful way, called I Like You.

I like you and I know why.
I like you because you are a good person to like.
I like you because when I tell you something special, you know it’s special
And you remember it a long, long time.
You say, Remember when you told me something special
And both of us remember


You really like me, don’t you
And I really like you back
And you like me back and I like you back
And that’s the way we keep on going every day

I like you because I don’t know why but
Everything that happens is nicer with you
I can’t remember when I didn’t like you
It must have been lonesome then

I would go on choosing you
And you would go on choosing me
Over and over again
That’s how it would happen every time
I don’t know why
I guess I don’t know why I really like you
Why do I like you
I guess I just like you
I guess I just like you because I like you.

 -- by Sandol Warburg

So long for now, Catherine.
We're awfully sad to see you go.
We'll see you down under.

1 comment:

Christina said...

I love that.