Today’s Perfect Moment is a surprise to me. What I mean is that the event is not a surprise, because it is definitely worthy of the title, but rather that its occurence was a wonderful surprise.
A little background. I have a friend, who started off as a colleague, who I pursued briefly as a romantic interest, who has not firmly become a friend. We went to movies together, talked about stuff, and went to restaurants that she chose. I had been in a bit of a food rut and was definitely glad to get some recommendations.
She no longer lives locally and we haven’t seen each other often. However, whenever I am in a restaurant that she took me too, I feel compelled to send her a text message. I don’t know whether I should forever identify someone with a restaurant, but I tend to do a kind of lump categorization. People remind me of songs, songs remind me of people. Places become associated with people and vice versa. Movies definitely are connected to all of it.
After today’s text, she wrote back asking how I was. I explained that I hadn’t been feeling well lately and that I had encountered a problem which required minor surgery. Strangely enough, my general default is honesty smeared with a big of vagueness. I only lie to my students just to test limits of the gullibility and my creativity. For other people in my life, they get far more honesty than they can handle. I am not foolish enough to think of it as a virtue, but I appreciate it in my own way.
In case you think I have lost the thread of this, …..well, you’d be wrong.
So, out of the blue, my friend called me. This is something we have done sparingly. We had a wonderful conversation covering health, the future, dating (not each other) work, taxation, writing, ukuleles, and books. I was very happy that she reached out to me and it really made me feel good. That’s why it is Today’s Perfect Moment