I am so excited today! Later, for lunch, I am getting together with a childhood friend. We met at summer camp when we were kids, and she is in Tucson on a vacation. We’ve reconnected though Facebook, and I haven’t seen her in about 30 years. Camp was such a special place though, and we had an instant bond. I know that no matter what direction life has taken for either one of us, it won’t matter. We share our childhoods and some of our most formative and influential years together.
It’s funny about camp, because I only spent 4 weeks of every summer there for about 5 summers. Those summers though and those friendships made are some of the happiest I can think of. We really bonded in those 4 weeks, and this was before the time of emails, too. We actually had to resort to letter writing to keep in touch, and there were only a small handful of friends that I corresponded with. The friend I am meeting today was in that small group. Oh…I used to savor every word when a camp friend’s letter came in the mail and would reread them over and over again. Facebook has changed everything, and I must be honest that though I am so grateful to Facebook for bringing me back in touch with people I really care about, it is quite sad that the novelty of letter writing has gone out the window.
My song of the day is James Taylor’s version of “You’ve Got a Friend.” It seems really apropos for this blog, as this is the one we used to sing at camp with our arms wrapped around each other at song sessions and camp fires. Click HERE to go to Youtube to hear it. There is nothing like an old friend, and I feel so blessed to reconnect with one of mine. Amen to friendship!