Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Old Friends

"Waiting for the Train"
Oil on canvas panel
6 x 6 inches

Today is the birthday of my "oldest" friend. Not sure she likes being introduced that way but the fact is we've been friends since we were 8 years old. Over the years we've shared many of lifes ups and downs along with a lot of memories. Just two girls growing up in Queens who are now in the throes of planning a reunion for old friends and classmates. Anyone hearing us talk would have us pegged as New Yawkers in two seconds flat, our accents don't lie.

Last year I treated her to a Broadway show to celebrate. On the way home I took this photo as we were heading in different directions on the subway. A little tweaking, a few changes, and this small painting was done as a gift.

Today we're meeting again to see another show and to celebrate yet another birthday. This year it is a big one. I've learned how important it is to celebrate the good times when they come around, especially with one's friends. They are what truly make a life worthwhile. Happy Birthday dear friend, here's wishing you many more good years to come.