Temporary People

Walking out...and vanishing.

Walking out…and vanishing.

Have you ever experienced meeting someone who would be in your life a short time, and then just sort of fades away?  Your friends either don’t remember this person, or if they do, it’s in a vague way?

These people, in my life anyway, are the ones that can’t be found, yet were with me at very important moments and might have even been a catalyst for change.  I wonder about them.  Were they angels?  Were they demons?  Were they both?  Were they spirit who borrowed someone’s body for a short time?

I met one of mine on a New Years Eve many many years ago.  Many!  I was set to meet a friend at Saint Marks Bar & Grill in NYC.  It was the setting for the Rolling Stones “Waiting For A Friend”, which was quite ironic since I got stood up!  However, another person came into the bar who was also looking for my friend.  So in the end, she stood us both up, and we ended up having an amazing night, going from club to club and basically laughing through dawn!

We remained friends for a short time afterward.  On my birthday 8 months later, however, she spotted Steve Stevens walking down MacDougal Street as we were headed for the Scrap Bar.  I told her I didn’t want to follow Mr. Stevens, I wanted to see my friends.  She smacked me across the face and ran away….never to be seen again!

There have been many others.  Some appear for a few minutes, offer advice or make me laugh, and then are simply gone.

Do you have any experiences like these?  Am I the only one?


A Sunday in February, Or “What The Hell Happened To This Month?”

So did someone hit a switch on a flux capacitor somewhere?  It’s like I hit 45 (okay, a few years ago – just shush) and time just started to slide by like it was skateboarding on a banana peel.  So much is changing, moving and flowing that it’s kind of making me dizzy.  Plus – mortgage payments feel like they’re weekly!  

I love tea, and I bought a whole lot of it from Clipper Ship Tea in Northport.  I love that store.  I think the owner runs and hides when she sees me, so I think I should cool it for a bit!  I buy honey, all different kinds of tea, honey dispensers, basically anything that I can justify buying when I happen to be there.  It’s so beautiful inside too.  They have samples of 3 to 6 or even more different kinds of tea, and they provide you with these cute real ceramic tea cups for you to try each of them.  I always, ALWAYS end up buying one of those teas, or another of my favorites.  They’ve also turned me into a honey FREAK.  They let me try all the different honeys they carry, but one day I decided to buy a honey that comes in such limited quantities that they couldn’t offer samples.  It’s local, and I’ve always heard that this is good when you have allergies and crap like that, so I sprung for it.  $20 for a medium jar of honey.  It is the most incredible substance I have ever experienced.  I’m promising you – I was on the verge of my 3rd sinus infection in 2 and a half months – gone.  Just cleared up.  The whole family is healthier (knock on wood!) and it has much to do with both the honey and the teas.  


Please ignore the Skippy in the background! Pay no attention to that or the flag that is stuck in the fake orchid plant!!!!

I loved the flavor and the color of this honey so much that I called the beekeeper.  Is that weird?  I wanted him to know that this was a magickal thing, and that his bees are awesome.  I also wanted to know if I could buy it any closer to my home than at the tea store.  I was on the phone with the man for an hour.  A Whole Hour.  It was fascinating.  I’m scared of bees, though I treasure them, and I would love to see this bees/beekeeper relationship in action.  

Something very odd just happened while I was writing this post, drinking my tea with honey.  I nearly choked to death. I got through it, but it was scary.  I must have slammed the keyboard while I was trying to breathe, and when I came back, this is what was typed beneath my previous paragraph!


I’m going to take that as a cosmic “grade”!