Remember how it feels when you see a shooting star or maybe watch a meteor shower? That is exactly how I felt last night, seeing them come one after the other and into the door of the coffee shop at one corner in the city. How long has it been? Nine years? 10 years? It’s amazing how close we are to each other yet we do not meet as much as we should. Ah, life really has its own way of building and maintaining relationships, does it not?
Throughout the reunion, and I’m guessing you can call it that, I can’t help but be amazed at how much everyone has changed and yet remained the same. I think this is one of the most interesting bits of catching up: you see how much a person has grown and it just makes you really happy to see that this person that you care about is doing quite well with his or her life. The crazy good smiles, the sparkling eyes, the outbursts of laughter, and stories that I am not a part of but are equally exciting – I’m so grateful for being at the receiving end of these wonderful things last night.
In truth, I can’t say much, and I know I really don’t need to say much, just to express how refreshed I got from meeting with all of my former editor friends from the university. In a couple of words, the event last night’s life affirming. It tells me life goes on and though nothing is perfect, we are all doing okay. It tells me we all started in the same direction and though we veered off in different ways somewhere along the road, we will find that point when we will meet again, no matter how challenging it may be, we will always meet again, simply because we love each other to the bone… and I can’t thank them enough for raging quite well “until the dying of the lights“.
Photo taken from here.