Our coffee sitting between us, I pondered on her statement.
As it is with most things that require time to sink in, it took years before I would truly comprehend her message.
Life cannot be all that complicated and friendships not all intense, at least not every single time.
Over the years I have come to appreciate that comment.
It is the easy meetings at a Taco Tuesday or a run laughing at our dogs hair that frame all of those conversations of profound nature.
It is in the afternoons sitting on a couch listening to soft music or sipping on a glass of wine silently that I gain more appreciation for the “whole” of a relationship.
Not every relationship, but those that have achieved a level of maturity. Those where a chance can be taken in enjoying a silence that is never uncomfortable nor threatening. Where words are not chosen and moments can be spontaneous.
It takes a while or some unique understanding to risk a moment of mundane conversation and still walk away feeling fulfilled and looking forward to the next time whether it’s about grocery bags or Macy’s sales.
3 years ago