Finally, after 20 years, I was reunited with my BFF. And all because of our high school English teacher who we finally tracked down over the net. I find it so ironic that people (and I mean we) get too busy with their daily lives and private concerns that they could not squeeze in an hour or two of our precious time for that much needed coffee or even burrito with an old friend. And we work just an hour’s drive away from each other! Well, the wait was over, it ended on 04.04.08 to celebrate our dear teacher’s birthday. I was so excited to see her; I did not expect the reaction I got, however. Here she came running down the stairs shrieking like a teenager and wrapping me in the biggest, tighest hug I have ever had in a while (not including those from hubby), and I have not even seen her face yet. We remained locked in each other’s arms as I kept repeating the words, I MISSED YOU. Indeed I missed her. We spent three years in high school as best friends. We were in different class in our freshman year, but three years of togetherness, sharing (everything including answers during tests, shhhh that’s still a secret) was enough for bestfriends to be bonded for life.
It was a fulfilling two hours spent with her and our teacher. We reminisced about the good old high school days, asked about each other’s lives, and gossip about other people we knew, took pictures, and just laughed a lot. I missed home. These are my homies.
We ended the night with a promise that we would not wait another 20 years to follow this up. I see a trend happening. And I can’t wait for the next time.
o0o o0o o0o
“So often in times it happens, that we live our lives in chains, and we never even know we have the key”
—-a ditty from Glenn, Don, Joe, and Timothy (written by Jack Tempchin and Robb Strandlin), ALREADY GONE