Yesterday I spent the afternoon catching up with an old friend. Joe and I met in 2003 when he was a restaurant manager for a national chain and I was living in Lake Norman. I patronized his establishment because they had the MLB package on the television and I liked to go out to watch Red Sox playoff baseball. Of course over time we became friends.
So yesterday we sat for nearly 7 hours watching football and finding out what each other had been doing for the last 10 years and how quickly time had passed. I observed how easily we fell back into our friendship. Our lives have changed and I’m sure the new version of our friendship will conform to our new lives, but the foundation of the friendship is still there. It is amazing how you can reconnect with someone and it is as if not one day had passed. It was nice to see Joe yesterday.
Friendships for me are rare; true friendships that is.