Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Someday is Now

An old friend sent an e-mail yesterday asking if I could have lunch today. He said he realized it was late notice and understood if I was unable. I told him I would be thrilled to have lunch today, it just so happened that I was available. But then I started wondering what was behind this sudden invitation for lunch. This man is a Catholic priest, and an old friend. He can be a little bit difficult and we have had a few minor difficulties over the years, but basically we have been very good friends.

The more I wondered about the reason for this lunch out of the blue, the more I worried about it. But then he showed up in my office at 11:30, and I was so happy to see him. We went to a restaurant we used to go to all the time. We talked and laughed and caught up with each other. I finally asked him why did he suddenly e-mail when we haven't gotten together for so long. And he said at the age of 72, he can't put off things, if he wants to see someone, he better do it... because "someday is now."

I told him how grateful I was that he took that initiative. It was so good to see him. We resolved, as old friends do, to stay in touch, to get together more. Hopefully this, unlike the other resolutions, will be true. But even if not, I do appreciate the time we spent today.

Oh, there are a million things going on, but right now, I have the memory of a beautiful vietnamese lunch with a wonderful friend on a warm spring afternoon. And that shall sustain me into a beautiful sleep on a lovely warm evening - the first with the window open, and the sheers billowing in the breeze. That's quite good enough for today.

May you find what is good enough to sustain you for today. xoxox


Syd said...

I'm glad that you had a chance to reconnect with this old friend.

izzy said...

I just have reconnected with someone
whom I consider more of a brother than friend- but we will see how
that plays out...His older sister
and I also used to be close- no longer. She chooses to be rude and not reply to letters, emails- " just because she can".
'Someday is now' because tomorrow never comes!

Mary LA said...

So accurate an insight -- someday is always now.

I have two curmudgeonly priest friends I love very much.

Trailboss said...

"Someday is now"...that is good.

Sober Move said...

"Someday is now" is a good lesson I can make use of today. Why are we always waiting for the right time to do things that make us happy? Our happiness should be more of a priority.

Anonymous said...

I think I have read most, if not all of your blog in the last few weeks! It has taken me a little while. Thank you so much for this. It has been such a help to me.

I have noticed that the more time I spend on AA sites the less inclined I am to drink. So thanks to all the AA and Al-anon people who share their stuff online. It is a real service.

drybottomgirl said...

So happy for you, and thanks for sharing this valuable reminder for all of us "today is now". Yes it is, and me we not take advantage of that!

Ed G. said...

I'm so glad that both of you were on time for this great event.

Blessings and aloha...