Yesterday evening I received an unexpected and delightful surprise. My dear friends, and once neighbors of over 20 years, stopped by to say hello, see my present home, and catch up on life’s news.
My children and their children grew up living side by side, in and out of both our houses and backyards all the time, and have more memories to share than most 20 something’s. They remain friends to this day.
In those 20 years we went to and through parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, divorces, weddings and deaths. Our children went through crises and triumphs. But you know we kept on keeping on, we bolstered and supported, cried and grieved, side by side on Norshon Road. Our proximity made closeness natural, but it was our connection that allowed it to stay that way.
One of the defining factors of real friendship is the ability to not see someone for periods of time, and be able to pick up right where you left off.