Monday, August 31, 2009

...reconnecting

In 1976 we were twitterpated as only 17 year olds can be twitterpated. We had fun together, no doubt about it. Then, towards the end of our senior year, John got a bit too serious. Talking marriage serious. And it would have been a disaster. So things ended between us. Badly. And a few years after I was married I heard from my mom that John had also found someone, and I was happy for him.

Fast forward 33 years. We met each other again at the recent class reunion.
And so we laughed and talked and danced the entire night, with others as well, but we kept circling back to find each other, catching up on a lot of years.

He is single again. I've been single forever. We're texting and emailing, making each other laugh and maybe just a little bit twitterpated again. Who knows what's next? For now, I am enjoying having my friend John back in my life.

4 comments:

LimesNow said...

OH, Doozy! Be very careful. It is so intoxicating. But don't get a DUI. Our gap was 31 years. I will be forever grateful I found him again. I believe he'd say the same words to you about me. Words of wisdom from my experience: the same things that attracted you then are what attract you now. The underlying reasons for the pitfalls then could be pitfalls now. In the meantime, ENJOY this!

Doozyanner said...

Ha! Limes, I KNEW you'd be giving me advice, considering your story. :-) Thanks, I am being careful....but then I've been careful for the past 20+ years and look where it got me! It will play out as it's meant to play out. We don't live in the same town, which is probably a good thing for now.

LimesNow said...

Well, SURE! It's such an unusual thing to happen. For years, the Badger would grin at me and say, "This is so UNLIKELY." I guess at my advanced age, I'd caution both against too much caution and too much cavalier attitude. There's a good case to be made for finding balance. I guess I'd also point out that some relationships just keep developing. Always something new. Some people are so bonded, it doesn't ever break, but just takes on different forms. That's my truth.

The Old Bag said...

Interesting -- I also ran into my high school sweetheart at our class reunion this past summer. We've always liked each other, I was invited to his wedding when we were in our mid-30s. We don't keep in much contact these days, but there's something special about him. I still see what attracted me to him, BUT we're both happy where we are in life, and we know we weren't quite suited for each other. It was nice to be able to say "I really appreciate you and the time we spent together -- you were good for me then." He was a big part of my coming-of-age but we did it innocently. It was a great way to grow up!