Wednesday, August 31, 2022

I got the cider and then I cried

I started the day with a good cry because my bestie KB left today. She's going to MN to be closer to her parents, and this will be good for her professionally, and it all makes sense, and we even have plans for November... but... it still hurts.

I grabbed some doughnuts and cider for her road trip up north a couple of hours before I was due to teach, and we chatted and cried and commiserated about all the stuff happening to us/around us. And then we were laughing again until she said something about being "long gone" in response to something and I started weeping again.

I won't post our tear-stained 'ussie', but I want to remember happier times and our long walks on the bike path.

Pic: KB's tweet which was followed by some sappy E.T. references from both of us.

5 comments:

Nicole said...

Aww, I'm sure it will be a good move for her, but how sad.

Gillian said...

Sorry about your friend.

Gillian said...

I liked the poem you linked.

StephLove said...

I'm sorry you're losing, not a friend, but regular in-person contact with your friend. I hope November comes quickly.

maya said...

Thank you, Nicole, Gillian, and StephLove. StephLove--I had a moment of true clarity when you said "regular in-person contact." Yes, it's exactly that! (And knowing I won't come across her randomly in the course of my day.)

all set to start

 Navaratri celebrations tonight! "Take homes" (snack boxes and gift bags) and our miniature magic forest "Golu" are read...