Thursday, September 11, 2008

Spoke Too Soon

The Internet's down at home again. Fortunately, the car's working, and the coffee's flowing. (I can't wait until hot-chocolate weather. They draw the cutest little designs on the steamed milk here!)

Last night, after dinner my friend and I drove around town so I could show her the courthouse square I "borrowed" for my Welcome to Honesty series. She'd read Her Reason to Stay, and I didn't even have to force her to look at our hometown, including the coffee shop where I wrote a good many of those pages.

That's friendship! Seriously, we talked about family, both the ones we grew up with and the ones we've made since. We've both traveled the world since marriage and babies, but every time we meet, I look at her face, and I'm taken back to those days when no event was complete or anywhere near as much fun until I'd shared all the shocking details with her.

I just wish Denver was a little closer! I'm actually a bit startled when I meet people who haven't lived everywhere on earth, and I envy them--the connections that time and distance never strain, the time they get to spend with the loved ones they love best. On the other hand, I'm wise enough to just relish the hours I got to spend with my friend and look forward to the next time! (Even if I'm pretty sure next time can't come fast enough!)

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