this weekend i flew to baltimore to surprise a college friend for her 30th birthday. she is the ultimate skeptic -– not to mention one of the most keenly observant people in the world –- so we were so pleased when we pulled it off. she hadn’t had a clue, even though she realized in retrospect the oddities of people’s behavior during the days and weeks prior.
including the guest of honor, there were five of us in attendance who had graduated together, and it was so wonderful to be together again. i hadn’t realized how much i truly missed them until we were all in the same place at the same time.
the weekend was too short and i’m exhausted. but it was all worth it. we remembered and often laughed over times past, and made new memories just by virtue of being in each others’ presence. what a treasure, good friends.