My insomnia has made it’s usual reappearance. No idea why. It’s irritating.
Less irritating is that people have been making reappearances in my Venn Diagram lately as well. There was my friend from church that I ran into on the street. She’s moving to Boston and starting grad school next year.
There’s also my buddy from my fencing class that disappeared for a while after Mike passed. Guess cause he took it pretty hard.
And about a half-dozen of my friends just had kids; been running into them in the big city here and there. Like I say, NYC’s a small town.
The thing about running into people’s that it’s a lot like running into a different version of yourself, like running into your possible pasts. Back when the church friend and I were hanging out, we were both single and enjoying single life. And my fencing buddy met me when I was still with my ex and had two cats.
Planning out some things for 2012 and every year that goes by, I’m constantly amazed the number is what it is.
2012? How could it actually almost be 2012?
Me: Do you remember when you thought 21 was old?
Her: (laughing) Yes – 30 seemed ancient back then.
Location: the same place
Mood: wide awake
Music: the air of December, I swear I remember it that way