Monday, July 25, 2011
Seattle Here I Come.
So, I’m heading out for Seattle on Wednesday. I’ve never been to Seattle, although I’ve heard a lot about it…rainy weather, sleeplessness, good coffee, vampire wars, tossed salad and scrambled eggs…and a very special friend of mine just happens to be waiting for me there.
It’s been nearly forty years since I last saw him and I still can’t believe that we’re going to be in the same room very shortly! I’m a little shy about this meeting because the last time we saw each other we were both sporting youthful faces. I keep looking in the mirror and pulling at my face, trying to see if I can find myself beneath all the changes.
Silly isn’t it? I mean, really. We’re all spirits living in a body. It’s our spirits that define who we are…not these ever-aging cages that we’re forced to live in while we’re here. So, I’ll do as I always do…pull on a pair of jeans and a tee-shirt, apply light make-up, spike out my hair, and hope that he still sees me ;)
Actually there is an amazing story behind our reunion; one that makes my heart trip over itself and beat triple-time. We were the closest of friends for years and then our lives took us in different directions…literally. We lost contact quickly, so all of these years we’ve been missing each other and wondering…where are you?
It’s a complex and inspiring story, but I’m going to hold off for now because I’m too excited to think straight and my words will never come close to showcasing how meaningful this reunion really is.
So, I’m off to discover Seattle with my supportive husband, and my oldest daughter (who somehow managed to wiggle her way in on the action). I don’t care if the Seattle rains fall the entire week, leaving us house-bound and soggy…I just want to be with my friend again. Pinch me!
Posted by Leah Griffith at 9:07 AM