Everyone went from there to L5P to meet six10steve for lunch at the Vortex and do a bit of window shopping. Introduced swerved to fried zucchini, which apparently they don't have in Canada. Before too long, we drove to the Inman Park MARTA station, which I had assumed would be a good alternative for us to use to get swerved to the airport in time for his flight back home to Canada. Aside from the rail work that was being done and the frustration created from not being able to figure out how the city would bother doing that during operating hours, it wasn't all THAT bad taking MARTA. Got to the airport, got all checked in and took some pictures with him before having to see him off to his concourse. It was the catalyst for my bittersweet mood, but that's my current state of mind anyway so considering that it is befitting.
Left the airport, and headed over to Piedmont Park to meet back up with six10steve to walk around a bit, peoplewatch, and take pictures. I got a few really good ones of Steve and D, two of most beautiful men in the world - but otherwise I wasn't feeling sceneic pictures. Not that there isn't a ton of it there, I was not in my zone for it is all. Got smoothies, sat and talked for a bit, then left to head back to arie's to see both she and bubba more before we headed back out. I got that bittersweet feeling again, the same one I always get when I'm leaving someone I love until I get to see them again. Spent some time with Sage, arie's daughter and my favorite 4 year old on the planet. Remembered to show bubba my butterfly birthmark, it's in the iris of my right eye. People have a thing about my eyes, and that's part of it. The 5 of us went to dinner at Copeland's New Orleans restaurant, I drew Sage a picture and showed her how to fold flower napkins, and ate crawfish until I almost went blind. After dinner it was starting to get dark and we still had another friend to visit before heading home, so I had to give an get hug time in before we left the restaurant. Sage let me carry her to the truck. I explained to her that I was very sad that last time we were up there and it was time to leave that she was taking a nap and I didn't get my bye-bye hugs, so this time I had to get two - one for this time and one for last time. I put her up on the tailgate of the truck and she smiled at me, then threw her arms around my neck and I gave her my spin-around-real-fast-and-squeeze-you-ti
Drove from there to see the ever adorable roypup, had fun with him & D until almost midnight when it was finally time to make the trek south home. At the exit for 185 South I made D stop so I could finish the drive, he was sleepy and I wasn't going to have him drive anymore. I drove in the quiet and thought about the day, then thought a lot about the upcoming week I'll have to spend away from the love of my life as he is going to Arizona on business for the week. We've never been that far apart for that long a time before, and honestly everything from yesterday and the thought of this now has me in tears again. I've been crying since I got home last night. It's the low from the high, I think.
I never get to spend as much time with my friends as I really want to, I never get to hold them close to me and smile in their beautiful faces and tell them I love them as much as I need to until I'm sure they know it. I'm full up on love and very happy that I got to have yesterday and all the time I shared with these amazing, love sustaining, life enriching people, but today I feel pressed beneath this ginormous, beautiful heartbreak that keeps spilling from my eyes.
I'm ready for D to hurry up and get here so I can hold him for a while.