I write about my life and life itself seen through my eyes for who can write through the experiences of others if not their own?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Mundane Times

Sometimes you have to talk about grocery bags and children’s fever. You can’t always have a profound conversation” a friend said years ago.

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.

Its entirety.

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.