BECAUSE I SAID YES to a class reunion, I got to walk the halls again.
Ann Patchett wrote, “Coming back is the thing that enables you to see how all the dots in your life are connected.” Yes indeed. And golly, I do love the l-o-n-g view of things.
Running high on nostalgia here, head full of the stories of people whose roots lie in the same soil as mine.
We drove 3 hours in near silence yesterday, Wally and I, lost in thought, just processing it all. No need for the radio or the next CD in the audiobook that’s traveling with us. No need for me to read New York Times articles aloud from my phone. Occasionally one of us would comment aloud about what this one or that one said, or something we saw. Otherwise, we just enjoyed the processing.
All because I said yes when ‘no’ would have been so easy.
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