Friday, September 18, 2009

Instructions for living a life:

... " 4.

Instructions for living a life:
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.

~ from Mary Oliver's "Sometimes" - found in "Red Bird".

40+ years ago I lost touch with my Best Friend in the entire world. Both being military wives we'd made numerous moves across country - both of our fathers had passed away and our mothers each had new married names ... so conventional searching methods were fruitless. About a month ago I was thrilled to finally find my friend - and especially so to find that she was less than two hours away from where I live!

After several weeks of daily writing/chats we finally met again last weekend - and it was as if not a single day had passed between us. :-) We've written an article together about our experience and whether or not we have success in publication ... it was fun and rewarding to collaborate with my friend. Rest assured - we will NEVER lose touch again! :-)


  1. what a wonderful reunion! I'm full of happy emotion for you both! Who is whom? You look like sisters! Love, colorfulexpressions!

  2. Thank you, Donna and Antoinette!

    The beautiful lady on the left is my friend - I'm the happy one on the right. :-)

  3. This is wonderful news, Susan! and please greet your longlost friend for me, too. What a wonderful addition to both your lives to have made the connection again. Boud, Liz in rl.

  4. Thank you, Liz. Though I've never met you F2F ... it's been what 6-7 years now that I've "known" you and treasured your strong presence and, yes ... considered you a rl friend.