Tomorrow, my friend Marian, is coming to visit me. She will be staying for 9 days. She lives in Connecticut, and this visit was planned LONG before there was the polar vortex that made its latest appearance.
Marian’s original plan was to fly to Miami on last Thursday to visit her son and his family before coming to stay with me on Monday (tomorrow). So, when that storm made its few passes in the northeast, of course all flights were cancelled, and my Marian, as did many others, had to scramble to get another flight to South Florida. She was successful and has already landed this evening in Miami and will have her shortened visit with her family.
Marian and I grew up together. We lived across the street from each other in Brooklyn while we were teenagers. We hung out together a lot, and double-dated many times. We were really close friends. Then, she got married and moved to Connecticut, and a year later, I got married to the guy who lived “down the block.” It was a close-knit community. As can happen, people sometimes lose touch when life gets complicated.
We hooked up again through a mutual friend whom I hadn’t contacted in 45 years(!), whose son I found on Facebook. It’s a convoluted thing. The long and the short is that life has its strange twists and turns and we can end up traveling a full circle if we’re lucky!
And tomorrow, we close that little space in our life’s circle.