Yesterday, I had lunch with a good friend I hadn't seen in ages -- almost a year, in fact. She's one of the kindest people I know, and honestly, it's sort of embarrassing that we haven't gotten together sooner. But you know, I've been traveling, and she's been busy writing her fourth book, and kids, and schedules and ...
... well, you know the drill.
Anyway, so yesterday we got together, excuses be damned, and had a -- wait for it -- four hour lunch. We laughed and talked and got caught up on each other's lives and recommended books and movies and it was awesome. And it made me realize that while it's always great to catch up with a long lost chum, the very awesome upside of doing so is that in the moment, it makes you extra appreciative and mindful that you have some as cool as that person in your life in the first place.
Images: Photographs of my friend, novelist Katherine Center, taken with my Nikon D300, 50mm lens. You can buy her books here, here and here, and look for her fourth one to be out early 2013. aperture 1.4, shutter speed 1/125, ISO 200
Song: Say hey (I love you) by Michael Franti & Spearhead. Katherine made me a mixtape (or mix CD). Isn't that awesome? I haven't had someone do that for me since junior high. This song is on it, and will now forevermore remind me of her.