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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!


Christine said...

Leah ~ I wish you a most fantastic trip!

Jayne said...

Leah- I'm so happy for you! Enjoy your trip to Seattle, the conference, and becoming reacquainted with your old friend. I'm certain he will instantly recognize you and your beautiful spirit.

Love that song--gives me goosebumps. :)

(And I'm always tugging at my face!)

Karen Wojcik Berner said...

Hope you have a wonderful trip. I've renewed some old aquaintances lately and have really enjoyed myself. I hope your reunion with your friend is everything you wish it to be.

Leah Griffith said...

Thank you Christine. I'm planning on enjoying every second..

Leah Griffith said...

Hey Jayne, no conference this time. I guess I'll have to save that experience for when we can go together. There is one in Orlando in October;)
I am so excited about this visit. I hope I sleep tonight...I'm like a kid on Christmas eve!

Leah Griffith said...

Thank you Karen for your sweet thoughts. I haven't been this excited in years. This is the friend who did the cover art on my novel and did the complete layout. I'm so blessed and I know it.

Chris said...

Oh, *SIGH*

Seattle is probably my favorite city in the States. I visited Washington State for two weeks back in 2005 and my first words were "I could totally live here!" There is a wonderful vibe to that place...

And I think you did right in not sharing the details of your reunion, at least not until the entire event has played itself out. I believe in containing energy until the time has come to share it, even if I have big problems keeping my own mouth shut... Have a great time!

Leah Griffith said...

Ah Chris, I could so use a good vibe;) I'm excited on multi-levels.
I couldn't write the details of this reunion if I tried, that would be like trying to contain the sun.
BTW...Your mouth isn't big, just expressive;)

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