There’s that person, you know the one-someone you’ve known forever and perhaps the two of you have drifted in and out of each other’s lives but each time you drift back in, it’s as if there have been absolutely no gaps in the conversation. Sure, one of you may have to fill in some blanks for the other, but the silences are not awkward and the chatter is easy.
I’m fortunate in that I have a few of these people in my life; the ones who know all of your secrets, the ones who have shared so much. I received a package in the mail from my “Person.” My giggling fit over the sight of the card quickly turned to a soft flow of tears as my past flowed back like the wind that ruffles your hair on a summer breeze.
To have a friend who remembered that the two of you played this together all the time over
25 35 45 years ago, and to make the effort to find something like this, is astounding. Well, not really astounding considering the person. To have a person who, though we’ve traveled different paths, we have come to a point where we still have the same values and interests.
Here’s to the next chapter!