Tuesday, 22 May 2012

The Jigsaw Puzzle of my Life

I've spent the last two weeks in Princeton Junction, New Jersey staying with a very good and old friend of mine. Old in terms of the fact we've known each other for over 30 years - thought I should preface that, just in case she reads this post.

It's been a marvellous, yet gentle and easy time. How wonderful it is to fall back into the company of old friends. It seems that no matter how long ago it's been since you've seen them, time has no real meaning and you slot back together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. No explanation is required and there is no need for us to fill in all the gaps. Instead we talk about love and happiness and we reminisce about times gone by and boys that made our hearts beat faster. We work together in the kitchen, preparing supper and singing to old Sister Sledge songs and we laugh. We laugh a lot. And it makes me think that the jigsaw puzzle picture of my life would not be complete without my friend Julie in it.

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