“Tree” by Connemoira circa 1980
Over Christmas I got an out-of-the-blue email from someone I rarely hear from and have little in common with however he and I have one of those bonds that cannot be explained and will never be broken. You see, we knew and loved the same person. A woman whose crystal heart broke early on, leaving her to unsuccessfully limp through life trying to avoid emotional landmines.
I met her in the brief moment of innocence allotted her and we bonded over Tolkien and all things Middle Earth. When he met her it was too late, but at first he suited her needs like a Tums would the winner of a hot dog eating contest. However, gradually she realized you cannot go from a great albeit deadly passion to warm milk and cookies.
Anyway, that was forever ago. It…
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