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Flip of the Day #2504

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Flip of the Day #2504

I went to meet Emily after work today and found her in gothic disguise, her hair in waves of blue and black. We clambered over these old bars, some of which Kate painted some time ago, and talked about life and the things in it – some simple, some less so. Aside from a short visit last weekend it’s been a long time since we’ve spent any time together; but more than that, it felt like we were able to talk more than we did at perhaps any time before.

For the most part I have been habitually taciturn, and through college and high school I often made up for this with online chats. In person I tend to go quiet; in the last year or so I’ve been trying to fix this a little, pushing slowly for more involved conversations.

So it’s nice to be able to talk to Emily now. A lot has happened in our lives, and we have so much to catch up on.

It’s funny how you can have so few words for people you see every day, and when you meet someone new or reunite with a long-separated friend there are immense reserves of thoughts to share with them. Still they trickle out slowly, unfolding from one another in the haphazardly organized way that conversations always follow.

Emily has always been a very important person to me. There have been times when it seemed we might not connect again – it’s wonderful to find we can still be good friends.

ticks and whistles
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Written by Umbrella Man

July 31, 2015 at 10:50 pm

Posted in friends, people

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