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Fried Green Tomatoes


Being a southern girl, I have to admit that this is one of my favorite movies. I have watched it a million times and I still cry. I cry because there is something about the closeness that these two women have, this bond of watching Buddy die that has tied them together for life. I cry because it makes me sad, the hatred of the south and how they treated black people and how so many are still living in that pain still. I continue to watch it because I know the importance of stories. I know the importance of having older friends and how their lives and their stories of trump have helped me in my current life and how they always have stories. I love my ladies of leisure and how they really do enjoy telling me how they handled the exact same thing when they were my age. They are the most precious things in my life and I love them so much. A few years ago I prayed for a good quality friend and God showed out and has blessed me with two amazing ladies that have taken me under their wings, a woman that is two years older than me that struggles with the same things I currently struggle with plus a little added bonus of breast cancer to make it all a bit more interesting. Come to think of it I have two other friends that have recently survived such difficulties with no reconstruction, but not my James, she the most beautiful spirit and she’s the strongest girl I know and I cannot stand to think of losing her. She is going to fine and I am not just being naïve.

Our life is nothing without friends, even of the male sort. Some of my best friends are male and it’s cool because for the longest time I did not have to show all these feelings that humans feel but the thing is that my closest guys let me cry, let me feel all these crazy feelings that have been pushed down for years and they tell me it is okay and even sometimes let go of their own pushed down feelings. So the moral of the story is that friends allow you to be who you are, when you are. I am so thankful for all my friends! As long as I have them, life will always be beautiful!

Much Love 💜 Much Life

Author: Joy

I am Joy I am content I am patient I am love I am free, fabulous and fit. I am all these things and so much more. I am struggle I am hopelessness I am sad I am endurance I am a warrior I am a princess I am my Father's daughter I am a survivor of loss of hurt of pain. I am encouragement I am influence I am Joy.

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