Today I’m writing a response to the invitation on Sharing Our Stories: Capture a Slice of Life.
I have a friend who isn’t able to drive long distances due to some vision issues. At one time, she was more than just a friend, she was a member of my extended family. But divorce has a way of distancing friends, and although we continue to see each other at family celebrations (pre-Covid), I had not spent a lot of time with her in, well, a very long time. But when I learned that she did not have a ride to receive her second vaccine shot at a pharmacy 80 miles away, I volunteered to drive her.
The round trip ride took three hours, and we never ran out of things to talk about – children, grandchildren, the state of the world, books, music, retirement. I had not been to her house in, well, a very long time, but today I got to meet her new kittens, Will and Grace, and see the addition she added.
Maybe there are a few silver linings in this mess of a pandemic. It was a very good day, indeed.