Over time I understood that my best bet was to choose the people I wanted to befriend - make my own clique in essence. And in High School, I did just that. I chose the unusual people - the smart ones, the quiet ones, the ones who had their noses in books, the musicians. I chose well, because several of those people are still friends of mine to this day, more than 35 years later.
I feel I have been as fortunate here, on LJ. I fell into a community because of a few on-line friends of mine - Spiced Wine, Pandemonium, and HeartofOshun as well as others. I realized that I fell in with the right (and write) group of people when I started posting my writing, and yesterday, when I celebrated my birthday with all of my friends, I was overwhelmed.
So I thank all of you who shared birthday wishes with me. I loved each and every picture, poem, good wish, and acknowledgement. It made my special day have a resonance that will last for many days to come. Thanks to: Nelyo-russandol, Elfscribe, Spiced Wine, Ellynn_Ithilwen, Minuial_ninaug, Pandemonium, Shirebound, Esteliel, Silver Trails, Olorime001, Chaotic Binky, Curious Wombat, Clodia, Just_Ann_Now, Alexcat, Indy1776, NiRi and Linda Hoyland. You are ALL amazing!