Thursday, January 05, 2017
Long Lost Friend
About 8 years ago a friend and I drifted apart. Life happens ya know? He got married...they had a baby ...
Then this summer I noticed the wife had changed her status on Fetlife to single. I won't say I wasn't surprised.... sometimes you just have a feeling about relationships ya know?
Anyway the end of September he messaged me on Facebook -- just a "hi how ya doing?" We messaged on and off for a bit. It was all pretty tentative....... felt a little bit like walking on eggs.
Then he suggested that perhaps on one of my trips to Montreal I might stop off and have a coffee with him and we could catch up.
After some thought I did stop in -- and we had coffee and a 30 minute rest stop landed up being a 2 hour chat with laughter and tears and memories. The friend I thought I had lost was sitting in front of me -- nothing much had changed. In fact it didn't feel like we had been apart for almost 8 years.
Over the Christmas holidays we had some long facebook chats. It felt really good ya know..... like old times. I mentioned a munch I was gonna go to this Friday and he wistfully talked about the munches we all used to attend. I suggested, seeing as he didn't have his daughter this week -- and he hadn't ever been to Kingston -- that perhaps he would like to come and stay for a couple of days. He said 'maybe'.
Yesterday he messaged and confirmed. He is coming down today...... we'll talk and relive more memories, we'll wander around Kingston and go to a munch.
Long lost friend found -- and that is a very good thing!