Today I received an sms from a number which wasn't familiar to me. I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be an old friend. We haven't been in touch for 10 years. 10 years!
Time flies - that's what we say. But when it comes to not being in contact with someone...10 years seem like a million. So many things have happened, so many things to catch up on... Jammie and I spoke for more than an hour over the phone! What really moved me was the effort she took to locate my family. It wasn't an easy task, but find us she did!
Keeping in touch with others really requires time and effort. After a while, many of us just lose momentum and sadly, our good friends as well. Sometimes we bump into old friends but it isn't like it used to be. We have drifted apart - each to his/her own path - and it becomes a hi-and-bye meeting. Sometimes, however, we are lucky to have friends whom we may not keep in contact with regularly, but when we meet (or do get in touch somehow), it's like we've never really been apart - we chat and chat easily like old times. And to me, this is the really wonderful thing about a friendship...
Lunch today was with friends (also colleagues) at the Temple of Fine Arts. They serve delicious vegetarian food in buffet style. The mango lassi is heavenly. Price? By donation. Try it. It's at Babington Avenue. It has a very pleasant atmosphere for dining. Makes you feel relaxed.
Overall a good day today... lots of laughter...great for the spirit! :-)