Last week several friends were holding good thoughts for another friend who was facing surgery for cancer. We were texting among ourselves, both as reminders to text the person who we all hold dear, and to keep our connections.
The surgery was successful and all seems good going forward.
My first thought, as I set out for coffee with one of those in the circle, was wine! Celebrate! Cooler heads (well, mine) prevailed because, as usual, I had omitted to eat that day. Iced green tea seemed more prudent.
Midway through the coffee date, after we had sent a truly awful photo to our friend who was one day out of surgery, she showed up! The laughter started and continued through stomach-holding and unseemly snorts. The bandaged friend had taken the photo for her phone screen (I look great with a big red straw running down the center of my face) and that made us laugh even more.
The punchline is that the other two (I was busy with Pilates) ran a marathon on Sunday. Holey moley.
Will leave you to write your own concluding sentence to this but mine would be something about wonder, love, and friendship (and how entirely inappropriate I can be on simple green tea).
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