My BFF* was having a big birthday. She did NOT want a party. She was very CLEAR about that. Instead, two of her friends organized a luncheon, telling her to save the date and offering no further information.
So, on a perfect day last week, five women gathered at the home of the hostess in a beautiful-wooded-setting where the only competition for our attention was the continuous chatter of birds at the feeder on the deck.
We all didn’t know each other well, but we all had known the birthday girl for years. Somehow, we got into talking about the past—how we met our spouses and how we knew the birthday girl. We talked about our parents and their parents and parenting.
Before we reluctantly parted, we realized that we hadn’t spoken of politics, the Ukraine war, Covid-19 or any number of challenges facing us.
It was a great pleasure.
*Best Friend Forever