I am currently in the midst of several special commissions that I cannot share just yet, so I thought as long as we are talking about time and friends and passion and creativity, (we were talking about those things in a way, weren’t we?) I would finish this very short short story.
Quite a while ago, I worked with someone who played the guitar. He played out of pure enjoyment rather than the desire to be the next big thing on the music scene. He and some friends would get together and play. Sometimes they played for themselves and sometimes they played for others.
To say we lost touch over the years might be an understatement if decades pass without being in touch with one another. So many of you commented on my last post (here and at The Hive) about my get-together with an old friend that I knew you understood how special those times can be.
When I found out my guitar playing friend and his friends would be giving a concert nearby, my husband and I decided we should go - finally, after all this time, and see an old friend.
The recipe: A perfect summer evening, a corner diner root beer, and some music played by a friend.
It was purely delightful. We had such a great time. Some oldies, some new tunes and at the end, saying hello after so many, many years. The thing I learned though is that you really never have enough time to catch up. I should have known this after my last post but I’m a slow learner.
Now in addition to the quote from my last post, I have another that I thought I’d share:
Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.
~Sarah Orne Jewett
(Luckily, this is fairly easy to accomplish!)
And lastly, thanks for a great evening guys! Play on.