Time is a bug

Sometimes I get a little nervous and wonder if the element of time will build a brick wall between me and my friends. 

Will time board them up like an old house?  Will I have to pry through rusty nails to get close to them?  Will weeds fill the cracks where we used to talk for hours? Or will you be able to slip comfortably into each others lives again like sandals? Will it feel like coming home?

When you say goodbye to people you love, you just cross your fingers and hope for the best- that you will grow on your separate journeys but never grow apart. 

Nathan Bliss one of my best friends of all time came to visit this week..  Our reunion was long over due!   He was one of my first friends when I just moved to Hawaii and also was my first home teacher there. His companion Jake and him were always coming up with innovative home teaching techniques.  The first time he home taught me, he came to my door with an umbrella and escorted my roommate Meagan and I to 711 in a limo.  We were both shocked and since then we've had so many awesome times together.  

What a relief it was to find that time is like a bug! I read this article about what distance and time can do,  it said that only sometimes time is like a bug and can be squashed (although I prefer the paper/jar method)

a few years ago, i participated in a medical study to earn some extra cash, i was convinced it had gone awry.  This was my alleged last night on earth. Had to live it up.

A collaborative birthday card we for my roommate Kaitlyn

Good friends truly do open up new caverns inside of ourselves that we never knew existed.
Nathan is so hilarious and easy to be with.  We both enjoy alot of the same things.. healthy food, exploring, traveling, odd things, and we both crack up and the same things.

  We took the foot fairy across the water and my friend Greg randomly appeared and joined us.  We just wandered the city and got ice cream cones by the Seattle waterfront.  It was beautiful.  One of the best parts was waving "bon voyage!" to this huge ship full of Russian Sailors who were showing off.  One particular chum as swinging his legs back and fourth at the tippy top looking super comfortable. Nathan was like, "what does he have a cup of tea with him too?!"  I was dying laughing.

 This was most unusual. Chihuahuas in goggles! Usually I love animals doing human things , but I felt so bad for them.  Their owner was knitting miniature sweaters while these little models paid the price, I'm pretty sure they were sedated.  Ive never seen such small dogs hold so still!

Anyway I couldn't stop smiling the whole day from ear to ear with one of my best friends at my side again.

I'm not super into Lord of the Rings or anything but while wandering the streets of Seattle I kept thinking about  this  line from J.R. Tolkien that goes, "not all who wander are lost".  So here is the rest of that beautiful poem.  Love reuniting with you Nathan!  I feel like I discovered a part of me I never knew was lost.
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.


Brooke Self said...

L-O-V-E. Such a cute post.
JR. tolkien is such a nice touch. Why is he so timeless?
His words are true!

You and Nathan are such darling friends! And your words are so beautiful. You have such great thoughts and ideas strewn together to make a collaborative masterpiece. (Perhaps I am a bit of biased friend but I eat your writing up.)

Pps. poor puppies!! They look like rap stars!

Nathan said...

Love you Marni!

Clark said...

Next time there is a little reunion like this I'm gonna just invite myself. We all go way back! A weekend with Nathan AND Marni would be pure awesomeness. Miss ya both.