I've had some great friends. I've had some good friends. I've had some friends that ended up not being friends at all.
I very much appreciate my great friends. Underwire bra, control top/support panty hose, whitening toothpaste, Dove anti-perspirant, Aussie Freeze hair spray, tweezers, eye-lash curler, sun screen, night cream, and Beautiful perfume. They are GREAT and always in my life, no matter what.
I have many more good friends. They often move in and out of my life depending on accessibility and availability. Sometimes they are trendy. Cover Girl, Maybelline, Loreal, Neutrogena... all in the forms of under eye concealer, foundation, powder, mascara, eye-liner, eye shadow, blush, lipstick, lip gloss, and my new friend, mineral powder. There are also the varied moisturizers, lotions, hand creams, foot creams, and exfoliates.
I do have some friends that are more on the snooty side. Este Lauder and Clinique mostly. I don't get to spend as much time with them and the bill is always too high. I have to admit, though, that I am attracted to their outward appearance in all their shiny finery and tend to stand up a little straighter when I am around them.
Mary Kay was once a friend. I went into business with her. It was through that experience that I ultimately learned... you really don't need to spend a lot of money on your friends. The expensive ones want you to think that they are somehow better... that they will make you better. But, they don't. It's all a charade.
I have to say, some of my friends I am more and more grateful for as time goes on... and I get older. Clothes. They cover a multitude of sins. This causes some inner conflict for me. Is it a sin to be grateful for clothes? Don't clothes represent original sin? Do you ever wonder if we were all to return to the Garden of Eden if we'd have to leave our clothes at the gate? Would God himself change our bodies back to when we were 18? Or would we have to go in with what we've got? If that would be the case, would I still want to go in?
I'm a deep thinker. I can't help it. It is who I am.