For the month of March, I am participating in the Slice of Life Challenge, hosted by the community of writers at Two Writing Teachers. Many of my slices are at my personal blog, Just Write, Melanie, but ones that deal specifically with education appear at Two Reflective Teachers. All are welcome to join the slicing party by reading and commenting. People write amazing posts.
March 27. That was yesterday.
Sometimes slices are written the day before.
Yesterday was my friend's birthday.
While she was always there for me when she was here,
my friend has been right by my side since September,
helping me write a book.
Reminding me of her laugh.
Of her generosity.
Of her love for a good time.
Of her capacity to make everyone feel like her best friend.
How did she do that?
She's brought me together with people I didn't know before and now I love.
She's reconnected me with people who I have missed, and now cherish.
She's reminded me that the impact we make while we are here, because my book
her love for bringing people together
her acceptance of everyone.
I miss her.
I miss my friend
Who would--no should-- be fifty-two
And a day.