Sunday, June 05, 2005

Brunch


Bridal Brunch
Originally uploaded by suzipaw.
It was a much different bridal shindig than the first one they threw for me twenty-choke-three years ago. There was lingerie, yes, but today we also discussed menopause and osteoporosis, husbands ex- and otherwise, the shenanigans of their offspring becoming adults rather than our own awkward stumblings into grown-up-hood. Plenty of laughter, but not really the giggling girly stuff of yore. I'm grateful these women have been my friends for so long, that we have history and lives to lead, that they wanted to celebrate my upcoming marriage. But it was not just our quarterly gals gathering, we were marking a milestone, which always makes me look back at how far I've come, which is getting further all the time. And while I wouldn't go back even if I could ("The Time Traveler's Wife" is having an effect on me), I did feel a little wistful for my youth, when there was so much more time before me.

As I was writing that last sentence, however, another part of my brain countered that while I might've squandered some those pre-wrinkle and gray hair days, I'm stronger, happier, smarter, and much more skilled now. And there are still, I hope, many adventures I have yet to embrace. I'm fortunate to have so many wonderful people to share my journey with.

*****

A shout-out to Rebecca's post, about the joys of just being, and of finding time to connect. Amen, sister.

3 Comments:

At 10:21 PM, June 05, 2005, Blogger Rebecca said...

Here's to long-lasting friendships and the wisdom, grace & strength that comes with the passing of time! I'm glad you had a chance to celebrate where you are and who you are.

 
At 11:31 AM, June 06, 2005, Blogger Nancy said...

That's wonderful you've had these friends in your life for so long. I know it means a lot being able to share this with them.

 
At 6:29 PM, June 06, 2005, Anonymous a.j. said...

I loved seeing you with your old friends. It shows all the best of you as well as them.

 

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