Tuesday, January 1, 2008


Two things I forgot to mention:

One, I will spare you the customary list of resolutions. Nobody, including me, ever follows through with them anyway. I simply hope each year is better than the last, not just for me but for everyone.

Two, a friend of mine left town this holiday after living here for nearly a year. I feel oddly bereft despite the fact that we weren't terribly close nor did we manage to see very much of each other due to our extremely bizarre and conflicting schedules. His departure is not so much going to leave a hole in my social life as it leaves me missing just knowing he is here in town. The connection we shared was through college which was a difficult time and one that isn't easily understood by anyone who didn't go through that particular department at that school during that period in time. He was two years ahead of me in school and we weren't even particularly friendly with each other back then (twenty years ago - ouch), but we had this shared experience that gave us a bond of sorts. I don't know if he thinks of it that way, but I do. Until he came back into my life last year I hadn't realized how deeply I felt bonded to a few people I knew so briefly and so long ago. I wish him luck in his next venture and hope we will stay in touch.

1 comment:

Peter Dain said...

The "small world" phenomenon seems to occur quite randomly, but usually creates an interesting experience. I've made such connections most recently in the parking lot of a local shopping center
(a high school classmate last seen while we were in college), but also in a restaurant, at work, and yes at the Stone Lion Inn!
Sorry to hear that your friend has moved on and I hope that your reconnection will help the two of you keep in touch