We've been through a lot over the past eight years, haven't we? We've seen governments come and go, fashion trends die and resurface, and people from our own coterie fall by the wayside, some even marrying and having kids. Yet we have remained close, our bonds growing stronger. It is with that sense of family that make the following observation and request.
It has come to pass that a few of our number; I will neglect to mention names as you are fully aware of your own as well as our shared situations, are now looking over the precipice of bachelorhood that we all have so merrily shared. Now, I am not in any way attempting to DISCOURAGE you in your fateful trek toward matrimony. While I shall mourn our lost days of camaraderie, I look forward to the future possibilities and the bright unknown in which the dwell. While it is true that I personally hold trepidations about the paths you are walking, I understand that it is something you must do on your own and shall have complete faith in your judgments and clarity of insight.
This being said, I do have a simple request. In view of the fact that you each, by my humble estimation, seem to be bearing down on this milestone at the same convergence point, would you please consult with each other prior to the actual planning of your blessed event. As you all know, as a struggling artist, my financial gains are minimal and my reserves often depleted by unforeseen circumstances. As I love each of you dearly and would not wish to miss your nuptials for the world, I make this request out of friendship. Given ones known flair for extravagance, another's physical distance and the shear factor of the unknown concerning the third, I worry that if your planned dates coincide too closely with one another, that I shall have to miss such an important day in your life. Because of my strong bonds with you, I find this unacceptable and would hope that you would as well.
Now, I fully understand that your female counterparts play a heavy role in each of your situations and that the male influence is often diminished in these events even with the weakest of female personalities, but I would implore you. In the name of our lasting friendship, do not allow them to pressure you on this point. Remember the old saying, if they want it that bad, they should be willing to wait for it.
Please remember, I make this request not out of greed or selfishness, but rather a desire to see us all remain important fixtures in each others lives and the momentous occasions that mark each of them.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
With dearest love and friendship,
Jeremy A. Earl