I used to visit the piano man regularly.
Sometimes I was the waitress, shuffling drinks to other lonely people. But mostly I was a customer, "sharing the drink we call loneliness to forget about life for awhile."
It is nice to be where they're always glad you came. Sometimes those places are hard to come by -- and I've been done with bars for a very long time now.
But we always have FAMILY and FRIENDS, who represent unconditional love. Those who keep loving you even when you mess up, when you go through weird stages, and when you lose your way. Here's a few. (I'm leaving lots out, as I don't have pics of everyone).
Grandpa and the boys
John and Mary Alice
Cousins Carter, Brennan and Rowan
Mama Darlene, Pauline, and Papa Richard
Marc & Nicole
Cousins Caleb and Esmae
Cousins Keith & Mark, Aunt Sharyn & Uncle Steve
Freddy & Joanna
Mimi and Aunt Kim
I don't want to forget Aunt Tamara (pictured top right at top of blog), as well as Brandon and Brian, Laura and their family. :)
Linking to imperfect prose on thursdays.