to my friend

That young face with its tight lipped smile and long unruly hair is my dear friend Martin as he was when I met him more than a decade ago.

More than a decade.

For over a third of my life Martin has been a fixture in it.

Whether near or far he’s always in my thoughts. I always wish him the very best (as he truly deserves it).

In my life there has been no other friend like him…

10 years or so ago I thought he was cute… today I think he’s handsome.

His face isn’t quite as youthful… his hair is short now and touched with gray…

his smile has loosened.
his eyes have softened.
his heart has grown.

his laugh though, remains the same.

To my friend Martin on his birthday…

I wish you only the best in this life and the next.

(picture NOT taken by me. picture shamelessly stolen from his myspace. he’s a good friend, I’m a naughty one)

12 thoughts on “to my friend

  1. mielikki says:

    Happy birthday to your friend, who, I must say, lives in a town with a very interesting name… get him to tell you why it has that name whilst he is visiting! (I remember sending him a drunken postcard…)

  2. missburrows says:

    Ok, know I am sure that that is not in fact, my Martin. Thanks for the photo clarification.My Martin informed me (as we were getting in to bed) “Hey, poor Cami has PMS today.” Wha??? (I hadn’t had time to check yet.)

  3. CamiKaos says:

    missburrows: I am feeling much better now… but I am glad we got our whole Martin vs Martin thing cleared up. This Martin will be on the next episode of Strange Love at which point I am thinking you will also hear a substantial difference.kimberly: that is so sweet and true.Lindy: I certainly hope he has a happy one…Mr. Fab: You are just so sweet.BW: hee heeMie: I will ask him.mel: that is one place where we differ… I am not a fan of the long hair…

  4. Jo Beaufoix says:

    You’re right, he is very handsome. Happy Birthday Martin. Hoe you’re having a fab time with lovely Cami and Mr Kaos and little K. It’s raining here. You’re not missing anything.

  5. sybil law says:

    Happy Birthday, Martin!!!Damn – I am catching up on long ignored blog reading and it’s all birthdays, here!!!! :)

  6. Martin Declan Kelly says:

    best birthday ever spent sitting between cami and scarlett stuffing ourselves with cuban food and laughing our asses offyou are the best friend i could ever want. the end.xm

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