For a woman who works the hours I do…certainly of late, I am reminded this early Sunday evening the necessity for play…with people we love, who ‘get’ parts of who we are.
My friend Janice is one of those friends who makes me feel prettier, smarter, FUNNIER, more generous, inventive and generally a better person than I might feel I am….certainly with all the humanizing incidents that happen in a day, week, month or year.
Last evening Janice hosted a fundraiser for children’s education at she and her husband Dave’s home, (another fun sort). We all had a grand time with a Mad Men theme and decided for sure that we looked entirely like our parents. CRAZY.
The evening ended up with Janice having a visit to the ER, (an end of the party slip, not martini, but running child induced) and after we learned that Janice and her now stapled head, were fine, we guffawed all the more, imagining the stories we’ll tell her little girls when they are older…. remembering how YOUNG we looked, how fun it all was, putting the other less fun parts of our lives aside….remembering truly how minimal those parts are if we allow them to be.
Here’s to dear, dear friends and a good evening of play! Truly!