September 20, 2008
Over the years I've spent behind bars, I've had many pen pal friendships. Most last only a short time. Some last a year or so.
One particular friendship has continued for more than nine years. Sure, letters came sporadically at times, but we always stayed in touch.
Louise, my long time English sweetie, has graduated university, been married, divorced, tattooed, screwed over by boyfriends, traveled, had multiple jobs, and cars, went through numerous hair colors, chased cheese down a hill, and even saw a chapel made of human bones and yet still managed to keep track of where I'm at and to write me. She even found me after my release. From England! LOL.
All these years later, she's still there. Sure, her blondish/brown hair is now dreadlocks and her attire has dramatically changed. (She's extremely creatively fashionable). But she's the same Loo I've always known and cared about. (She's like a tiny Suicide Girl).
However, after all these years, she still won't admit that it's her that has the accent. Not me. LOL. I LOVE English accents.
This is the kind of friendship I am looking for. Long-lasting and sincere. We've always been able to tell each other anything, in confidence. Giving and receiving honest, straight-forward and blunt opinions and advice. If only she lived 6,700 miles closer we'd probably visit, too.
I'd love to make a couple more great friends like Louise to exchange letters with, connect with, and just become close friends with. If you're a local Arizonian we could visit as well.
If you are interested, snail-mail me or e-mail me with your snail-mail address.
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