Monday, June 02, 2008

the best day

We had the whole day. Our friends have been gone for a year, living abroad. We've missed them so. They were coming into town and we met in a little dive bar, a place we'd arranged a month ago without reconfirming just like the time we met them in Thailand and that other time in Guatemala. It's just what we do.

We had the whole day. Mojitos and beer, we talked and laughed and talked and laughed. They are pregnant, a blindingly new and delicious discovery. We walked and walked through the worst parts of the city that are also the best, the smell and the graffiti, the alleys and the noise. We ate pub food and later we ate again high up on a roof with the ocean and the wind and the sun, we talked and we laughed and we talked and laughed.

We parted ways after the sun set, we could have talked for hours more. They'll head back to their home abroad, we won't see them till long after the baby is born which is a long time from now. I miss them already. But it was perfect.


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22 comments:

kristen said...

my perfect day on saturday involved mojitos and a friend too. good times, friend. xo

Julie Pippert said...

Oh how lovely, such a lovely tale of connection and reconnection.

Mad said...

It's always so easy to just pick up again with the really good friends, isn't it. I am so pleased for you that you were given that chance.

Kyla said...

That's so great!

Arwen said...

Sounds perfect.

bgirl said...

a great moment in time...something incredibly cool about knowing you are experiencing something right now, and only right now so you live it up.

Defiantmuse said...

that sounds like a mighty perfect day indeed. :)

Amy Y said...

Sure sounds lovely to me! :)

flutter said...

I'm on board!

Jennifer said...

Ahhh.

Ally said...

Oh, I love days like the one you've described. I love the intensity of meeting up with old good friends and knowing you'll be parted in only a few short hours. Delicious.

Janet said...

Sniff.

You made me miss my friends.

carrie said...

Sounds perfect!

ALM said...

Ahhh, that sounded so nice. I can coast for a while on that feeling.

crazymumma said...

what a luxurious reconnect.

decadent even.

Shamelessly Sassy said...

love the blog header. love it.

hele said...

Booohooo I want our shared beer moment.

Any place in the jungle for us? We are also starting to consider living elsewhere for a while.

Velma said...

We had a weekend like that recently, and I'm *still* all blissed out from it. :)

painted maypole said...

perfect

ms chica said...

I had a similar experience this weekend. awesome, isn't it?

KC said...

This sounds so wonderful and perfect.

Pgoodness said...

sounds absolutely wonderful. the best friends are the ones you can pick up where you left off with, as if time has never passed.