Saturday, October 15, 2005

Soul 2 Soul

soul mate
One of two persons compatible with each other in disposition, point of view, or sensitivity.

This is how the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language defines it. One line. One. For what many people think is an act that only happens when the planets align and the Universe is in perfect order. But I know that can't possibly be true because I found my soul mate at a ski lodge. And believe me, nothing was in ANY kind of order, let alone perfect.

I didn't have to read, Date...or Soul Mate? How To Know If Someone Is Worth Pursuing In Two Dates Or Less to know that I had found the one. And it didn't even take two dates, I knew in one afternoon.

An afternoon spent putting together manuals for the lift operators at a ski resort. Between photocopying, stapling and binding, we were reprimanded more times than both could count and threatened with being put in different departments if we didn't straighten up our act. I knew at that very moment, she was the one.

Who says your soul mate has to be a romantic partner? Who says they have to be of the opposite sex? Because mine isn't. Mine is my best friend Victor, Victoria. OK, that's another post. Seriously though, I believe my soul mate is Vicki. We share a knowledge of each other that is so great, it can only be contributed to the fact that either we were seperated at birth or that we were cloned. I prefer to think we just share a brain.

I think I have always known that, on some level, she was part of my soul. Many times I wished she was Victor instead of Victoria, because we all know how hard it is to find a man with the same qualities as your best friend. But instead, I got to have the men AND my best friend. Pretty good deal.

Last night when she dropped me off to meet Eddie, we hugged for a long time and I didn't want to leave. I was going back on the road with him for another week before heading back to her house. We said our goodbyes, hugged and I got in the truck to leave.

I was settling myself in the truck and watching her pull out of the parking lot when, before her tail lights even faded into the distance, my phone beeped. It was a text message that said, I miss you! What the flock?? I was barely gone.

But it was the other half of my brain talking. The central core of our connection. The perfect embodiment of friendship.

It was my best friend Vicki. My Soul Mate.


Twisted Cinderella said...

How nice that you can say that you have found your soul mate. I completely believe that friends can be soul mates as well.

Mise en Place said...

S. ~ Soul 1 of 2!

There is nothing written above, but I know you heard EXACTLY what I said!

V.~ Soul 2 of 2!

Anocsanamun said...

That was sooo beautiful! You guys are the definition of Best friends!

Susan said...

Well, being married for 24 years I guess means that I have my soul mate. Now, as for the same opinions. Ya right! That was years ago. We're getting older and view things so differently lately we challege arguements on a daily base on this.

One of my favorite things I live by since I read it on line a couple of years ago when getting into an arguement.

"Attack the issue, not the person" makes so much sense. Why belittle the person you are having a difference with. It isn't the person, it's the subject your having a problem with. Right?