Friday, June 10, 2005
We had a high school reunion last night at Outback Steakhouse. Even though a few of us were kind of skeptical of how it would go due to past occurences, it ended up being such a wonderful time!
It was so nice to see how everyone's grown. Now, I don't mean this in a physical, material, professional or any such external way. I'm referring to our inner realms, our personalities. It was great to perceive that the general feeling was of positive, open, and honest sharing. There was a genuine interest in each of us for the other, and the night lacked that exaggerated "oh I've missed you so much, we should never grow apart again" detail. Of course, this sentiment was present to a degree, but in a natural, comfortable, calm way, without the accustomed fakeness which generally leads to broken promises. On this occasion, we exchanged our contact information and began planning a second meeting to take place in a couple of weeks.
I'm glad it turned out to be an expression of healed hearts and forgiven egos. At least it was that way for me. I even got a chance to give the finishing touch to a situation that was slightly unmended for years. Oh, I very much enjoyed it! It will sure be a night to remember for those of us who were present. And luckily, a pleasant one.
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