Saturday, January 7, 2012
A gathering of friends
Last night was great. I attended a mini high school reunion at a friend's home. My friends and I recently had a reunion with the entire class but of course you can't really catch up with everyone in a function hall atmosphere. So some of us vowed to get together after the holidays for a more intimate evening.
We had such fun. The dress was casual and we all gathered in a cozy living room to have drinks and appetizers. The conversation was easy as we caught up with each other's lives.
For hours, we talked about books, love, diets, aging parents, careers, our homes, hopes and dreams. We started out as one group with a single conversation and then broke into smaller groups as some of us went into the kitchen where side conversations emerged.
It was midnight before I noticed the clock. We had been talking for 4 1/2 hours! I paused for a moment and watched my high school friends engaged in conversation. I realized how lucky I am to be a part of this amazing group of intelligent, attractive, joyful women.
We vowed to meet again this year. We want to keep in touch after so many years apart.