I just got out of an interesting "rehearsal." I'm singing in a group with some friends from high school that I used to sing with every single day (tear), and we got together today...except there were only three of us. Still, it was very fun and we sounded really great together.
Over Thanksgiving break a very large group of us met for dinner, then went to someone's house for snacks/chatting, then to Steak & Shake because it's always open. It was one of the best times I've had with those people! We just picked up right where we left off and talked with each other about our new lives at college, or where we're applying for college, or what we're doing after college (college basically dominates any and all reunion conversation). Today was no different.
Why is it that when we get together with folks that we haven't seen in a while, even if we didn't get along incredibly well before, we are suddenly bosom buddies? Is it really that "absence makes the heart grow fonder"--just the existence of that block of time not spent in each other's prescence? Why is reunion so sweet?
Perhaps it is that time often allows less favorable memories to fall away, leaving only the shiny, sparkling, joyous time. Or maybe we're just scared of how different our lives are and we're grateful for any link to the past to remind us of how far we've come. Whatever it is, reunions are GREAT! and I hope to have many more.