Happiness and old friends
“I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar ~ Robert Brault
So the Reverend is on the road, doing a little southeastern tour for work but also having the opportunity to connect with a lot of people I haven’t seen in some time, it varies, anywhere from two to nearly twenty years. It has been and will continue to be a good trip. Spoke with my a long-time friend for the first time in over a year, saw a couple of my former students, dinner tomorrow night with another who I haven’t seen in nearly twenty years.
I’ll get to see some good people I’ve worked with who have become good friends, I even share a birthday with one. I’ll get to see a couple of ex girlfriends and that has its own special flavor.
Beyond just the good memories and reminiscing there is so much more to reconnecting with meaningful people from your past. These people are windows into who you were and mirrors to who you are currently. If they are truly good friends they are true mirrors that show you not just your beauty, but also your faults, and then do the most amazing thing and accept you anyway. This to me is the truest and most beautiful thing about old friends, you can be the real you warts and all with no fear of rejection. That makes for relaxing and very good times with the space for good conversation, throw in some good food and life doesn’t get much better.
So I continue my tour in the morning, on to more friends and wish for you that you will be having a similarly happy day my friends. ~ Rev Kane