Tuesday, August 25, 2009

To go or not to go: Part 2

Thanks so much for all of your great comments and thoughts on the big reunion. I really appreciate all of your ideas and insight. I didn’t end up attending, though I thought long and hard about it. I’m afraid I was unable to scrounge up a date. Cor is working his life away right now and was unavailable and I couldn’t convince any of my old HS pals to join me. So, I chickened out and passed on the event. Can I get a bawk bawk?

On a brighter note, I did spend the day with one of my best childhood chums, Jewels. We went to brunch, went shopping around Salt Lake City and Park City, stopped for dinner and watched a flick at my house. It was a great day. A mini reunion in its own right.

We had a blast checking out Abode, a cute and quirky consignment shop in Salt Lake.

On the quirky side, we encountered things like this (Yes, those are creepy clown heads on the ends of their pens):

On the cool side, we were taken with bits and bobbles like these:

And we had oh, so much fun playing with a cool row of chairs parked out front. I just love the shadow these old seats casts on the pavement.

Jewels worked her way down the row, striking a different pose at every stop.

Following her lead, I got creative with the seats and even lounged across a desk. Eat your heart out, boys. ;)

It’s amazing how time apart matters not when it comes to those deep relationships. Julia and I have been friends since we were both four—24 years, if you do the math. And no matter how much time passes between visits, it’s always like the good old days when we reconnect.

In the spirit of reconnecting, I have a little challenge for you. I want you to think of one person from your past—distant or not-so-distant—and I want you to reach out to them. Maybe you call them up. Perhaps you look them up on Facebook. Or it could just be sending them a card (handmade, preferably). I don’t care how you do it, I just want you to give it a try. I promise you’ll find that you and the person you’ve touched will both be happier as a result.

Friends are a gift from God. Make more time for them and enjoy all those silly moments.

Thanks for the great day, Jewels!


ronee said...

thanks megan! you look like you had fun..and i agree..reaching out to a friend is totally what i always feel like i need to do!

Robert said...

How long does it have to be between visits for it to be counted as reconnecting? I'll be seeing you sometime in the next few weeks, and everyone else to from the VI days hopefully. Everybody else sucks

kerri said...

please tell me you bought the chair that has the ray of sunshine lighting it up! how beautiful - glad you had fun - k