Why is attending the annual August96 Moms Reunion cheaper than therapy?
- Because we’ve known each other for 13 years
- Because we know just about all there is to know about each other: the good, the bad, and the ugly
- Because we have ridden the highs and weathered the lows together
- Because we are often better at running each others’ lives than our own
- Because we trust each other to make good decisions for us, individually and collectively
- Because we spend vast, intimate amounts of time together once a year, eating, drinking, shopping, and museum-hopping to our hearts’ delight
- Because we can do all that without any filters or censors
- Because we can do all that without wearing any hat other than “friend”
I’m packing this evening to leave tomorrow for five blissful days in Seattle. I’ll miss part of Yom Kippur services here, but I’ll attend some in Seattle. I still don’t have a laptop, so don’t expect to hear from me unless the hotel has a computer, or unless one of my friends is feeling particularly generous.
When I get back, I swear I’ll post pictures and stories from this trip, the trip to Portland, and the trip to Savannah. Really, I will.