Saturday, May 19, 2007

A Friend

I stumbled across this quote last night from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the man most famous for writing THE LITTLE PRINCE.

I had just finished a phone call with my friend Aaron right before I read the quote and it describes my friendship with him beautifully. So, his is for Aaron...

Or I guess I should say, this is for "Master Aaron," as he refers to himself in "comments sections" and in certain dimly-lit bars with strictly enforced dress codes where the color and position of a handkerchief says more about you and attracts more new friends to you than even the hottest and hippest MySpace page.

The quote is...

"A friend is a man that knows the melody of your heart and hums it to you"

There is a similar quote by Gloria Steinem that also applies. Ms. Steinem said...

"The truth shall set you free, but first it will piss you off."

No, you didn't piss me off, "Master Aaron." No, just the opposite.

That's why I called you in the first place. I needed someone to hold a mirror up and help me take a good, hard look at myself. That's never easy. And that's why it's best when an old friend who loves you does it. It makes it easier.

Thanks for humming me a little bit of truth. I needed to hear it.

6 comments:

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Only your true friends will tell you the truth. I'm glad you have a friend like Aaron.

Stephen Rader said...

Whim - You're so right. Only a true friend will tell you the truth. And I am blessed to have Aaron in my life.

How are you? Is your wireless connection fixed now?

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Sort of, I can get online on a regular basis now. I just have to have patience.

Stephen Rader said...

Whim - I'm so sorry it's still acting up. Good luck getting it back up to full speed.

I finally gave up on my wireless and just have good old "wired." It's the longest cable in the history of God and Man, though. :)

Hope all is well with you.

Master Aaron said...

Stephen, that is the sweetest thing I ever read. Thank you. And while we're on the subject, no one ever has to wait for the lights to dim and the hankies to dance to call me "Master Aaron." IML is here! Bring on those gorgeous butts!

Stephen Rader said...

Master Aaron - You're welcome. Thank you so much.

And you're right - - no light needs to dim, no hanky need be flagged and no other penis need be present! The Master has arrived!