Unexpected validation in unlikely corners. Just in case you’re feeling debilitating low self esteem on your way up the stairs.
I took today off to catch up on some really long pending, much delayed errands. And then I took the afternoon off to read, which went into a really long nap. Then, I woke up and went for a haircut.
Somewhere in between, I caught up with S over a call — most uncharacteristically. But it left me with the fuzzies and I made plans to catch up in person later this week.
In the evening, I called A after literally putting off the call for one whole year. And she said something that again gave me the fuzzies.
“With you, there’s no need to talk every week or every month. No matter how long it’s been, we always pick up just where we left off.”
I couldn’t agree more. I met A back in the good old days of blogging. We’ve met all of three times in person, and we realised today that we’ve actually been talking for fourteen years, and have seen each other through some pretty transformational, life-changing phases.
I don’t always acknowledge the many ways in which kinship finds its way to me. But it does. And today made me feel blessed for it, right in my bones.
Two years ago: Day 99: On being average