Thursday, April 22, 2010
This is my friend Tamarind...she is what I would describe as a "free spirit". We've been friends for about 10 years now and in that time she has been a waitress, a writer, an entrepreneur, a business owner and a good friend. She has moved around the country a handful of times and always has a new plan...for better or for worse.
She currently lives in Nashville, TN...but is in town this weekend to visit her mom, so I met the two of them out for a drink this evening to do a little catching up. I'm not sure why Tamarind and I have remained friends all these years, but I sure am glad we have. Tamarind has what can only be described as "moxy". If we were in Hollywood I guess we would say she has "It". Spunky, fun and full of eclectic energy.
The thing about Tamarind is, it doesn't matter where in the country she lives, she will always fit in...even if she doesn't. For instance, the "Bible Belt" in Tennessee is probably not her wheel house, but she is kicking ass there because she has that quality that draws people to her. I really like that about her. And I like that even though she is a gypsy I know that she will always be friends with Megan and I...and we will always get to live vicariously through her.
I mean, moving around all the time is hard, I'd rather just hear the stories and then claim them as my own.