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You know who would be my best friend and we would have mani – pedi dates and meet for Friday happy hour after the firm closes and send each other office notes if we worked together just to crack each other up, and agree on what movie to see and where to eat, and call each other about the SNL episode this week, and probably take girl weekend vacays to the Caymans and drink many an umbrella drink and laugh and laugh and laugh some more?
Diane Seltzer Torre. That’s who.
But we have not met – she is a “facebook friend” and sister of my sister’s real friend Marci… and ODDLY enough worked as an EMT with my Daniel Barnaby Cornielius Dan Norton (who is from my hometown and I ALSO have not met)…. we’re a gaggle of star crossed nutsos is what we are. Diane is an attorney who is teaching THE LAW, has two incredibly smart and gifted children moving effortlessly into adulthood, a hottie fireman for a hubs, a prior hubs that is a supportive co-parent, she has two furbaby cats that possibly drive cars, she has a recent empty nesting cooking/baking obsession, and for the helluvit creates realistic wine spill glasses to punk her friends on important papers or white couches.
I know we haven’t met – I feel that someday we really should. Especially with Dan because then we could say “So a Catholic, a Jew, and an Atheist walk into a bar…” You embody a spirit that I find comforting and inspirational and absolutely fun. As much as you always tell me I make you laugh, you slay me! I’m so glad we have all these people in common. hahaha.

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Robin Behl​ is too big to fit into this font. She is too big to be explained. She is too big to be “summed up” in my little project. She’s a tea kettle, so much is packed into that tiny frame, heated up and bursting forth into life. I’ll just try to harness a little bit of the whistle.
We met in Hobbs. I have her prom picture she handed to me in 1994 at my graduation, – she a Sophomore who was going to miss me. We had no idea we would become lifelong friends. And then we were friends at New Mexico State. Then I went to her wedding where she was whisked away on a Mesilla Valley Fire Department engine with what became her true marriage when the first dissolved – a family of men she fought fires with, a family of men she grieved with upon losing one of her own, her family of heroes. And she became an EMT. And she saved lives and told me to stop smoking. And then she jumped in a little car named Frankie and drove all over North America. Then she stayed in a little ice hut in Greenland. She became a Physician’s Assistant. And she saved more lives, and she worked in cardiology, and she was just brought on to Columbia Med Cardiology Department in New York City.   Little Robin Behl with the magnanimous giant heart, healing hearts.
She is a nature lover. She is an adventurer. An explorer. Strength beyond her body, world-view beyond her sight.
She is the most expressive mover. She is a dancer. She is an artist. She is a human poem.
I cannot say enough about my friend Robin, because she is too much for this. And there is so much more that will need to be written and added as her fluid movement never stops.
If you are lucky enough to also have her as a friend in your life, you know.  Tiny little Robin is as big as the towering skyscrapers she dances between.  behl

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I have not met you. We absolutely should meet, though.
Jane (IF THAT REALLY IS YOUR NAME) (IT’S NOT)(RIGHT?) is one of my sister’s friends in NYC. She is an absolutely inspirational writer. She wears her heart on her sleeve but it’s a really strong heart so it’ll kick your ass if you mess with said sleeve. She is passionate about race relations and fairness and understanding in this country, and is often deeply concerned about the future. I think this not only stems from her love of her wonderfully gifted children, but also from her upbringing and world view which I had tiny glimpses of by reading through her blog. She’s a transplant from the South, and I believe she is headed home to SC soon – after a very long time away – and I’m excited to see her past and present and future collide and make some really great memories (healing and happy preferred) from her trip.
I think we share similar ideologies. She has taught me a great deal more about WHY I believe as I do, and WHY I consider myself a Democrat and an advocate. She has inspired me to be more open and honest in my writing and to not candy-coat. She challenges me in my own thoughts constantly on here, which is always refreshing and invigorating. Jane taught me what white privilege means, to look at every story from ten different angles, and that passive irritation at the media isn’t helping our children’s very real future.
Outside of all that heavy stuff, Jane and I could probably really enjoy a binge watch of shows on TV together, I would LOVE to go out on one of her rare outings because I think she would give me more music than I could handle to love. She is married to a DJ/Musician, she is wildly sentimental, she has a shock of pink hair and the most beautiful smile that radiates genuine joy.
I hope your trip home is filled with that joy. Thank you for teaching me and keeping me enlightened, and for that hot wheels tip.

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