here's a preview of how much claire and i are alike...
in this darling care package, Claire sent another round of THE BEST mixed cds. Each song she puts on these mixes... i have felt. I feel that much more connected to her knowing that the reason she can relate to them is nearly the same as mine.
one of the songs on said mix:
(i can't stop staring at how beautiful the singer is)
Mine & Claire's connection reminds me of a part in "Eat Pray Love" that i've dog eared:
He says, "I'm sorry, but I don't understand. Did you lose something today?"
But I'm still having trouble figuring out how to talk....
"It's about a love story, Giovanni. I had to say good-bye to someone today."
Then my hands are slapped over my eyes again, tears spraying through my clamped fingers. Bless his heart, Giovanni doesn't try to put a reassuring arm around me, nor does he express the slightest discomfort about my explosion of sadness. Instead, he just sits through my tears in silence, until I've calmed down. At which point he speaks with perfect empathy, choosing each word with care, saying slowly and clearly and kindly:
"I understand, Liz. I have been there."
we have been there, me and Claire.
we are connected to each other because we have been there.