Tara Trinity and the Beat Beat Beat of the Rain

My friend Tara Trinity is truly one-of-kind. I honestly know no one like her. She’s vivacious, supremely talented, and game for anything. Literally anything. This girl has more fun than anyone I know. She loves her life.

We’re friends because we’re both loud, restless, and high energy. We’re easily bored. We love to dance. We love meeting new people.

Tara called me one Sunday afternoon and asked if I wanted to come with her to the middle of nowhere in Virginia to drop off her son at his father’s. I went. It was a beautiful afternoon. We blasted merengue from the car with the sun roof open. Afterward, I convinced Tara to go to a klezmer dance lesson with me at the DC JCC. Dance lessons are free every Sunday night. This, in my view, is a serious find. I love dancing. I love music. I could even go so far as to say I love klezmer. It’s high energy, it’s emotional … You get to clap and stomp your feet. I mean really this is the ideal activity for someone like me.

In any case, Tara was not especially excited about going, but she went, because that’s exactly how Tara is: She’s never one to turn down an opportunity to do something new. And obviously, being the very talented artist she is, she was far better at it than I was.

Afterward, we found it was raining outside. Tara drove us home. We joke we’re secret best friends because we’re more or less neighbors. We sat in the car talking when we got to my house. “Oh! I have something you should listen to,” said Tara. She had met these English boys in Miami and they had sent her a playlist of a bunch of Euro house (of course – this would happen to Tara). On it was a Zwette remix of a Tom ODell song that would in a span of two weeks garner more plays than any other song I had listened to that year.

“Isn’t it good?” She asked. We sat in the car, listening to the song. The rain pattered quietly against the windshield, like the beat of the music.

I don’t see Tara as often I should, especially given that we live right by each other, but when I do see her, it’s always amazing. There are always magical moments like that. She has such joie de vivre. It’s infectious. I could only be so lucky to live my life to the extent that she lives hers. She is a very special friend.

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2 thoughts on “Tara Trinity and the Beat Beat Beat of the Rain

  1. To be honest, i wasn’t always the way i am now. Deep down inside and as a young child i was definitely this way – but i had a lot holding me back. Until i went through some tumultuous mishaps between adolescence and early adulthood, i finally was able to appreciate life to the fullest. and i am glad i realize this now at the budding age of 30. knowing that everyday is a gift … i mean, truly knowing.. that is when your spirit changes. life isn’t perfect. there are worries and stressors everyday, but it’s the way you allow your emotions to handle these times is what makes life beautiful. everyday. the quote from vanilla sky stands true. “the sweet isn’t as sweet without the sour.” and if i never experienced the shitstorms in that decade of my life and learned from it – i wouldn’t be where i am today.

    it’s people (friends) like you in this world that make all of the moments more special. and it’s love that connects us all.

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