December 6, 2006
A friend and I were talking the other day. What we talked about, I couldn’t tell you. I just don’t remember. It seems it wasn’t that important.
But what was important, what I remember, was that warm feeling you get, you know, when the heat you’ve been standing next to finally gets into your muscles and into your bones, and you feel like you can breath, relax, stop fighting off the cold as though you thought grinding teeth and pressed biceps will actually radiate heat into your hands and toes. So that warmth that I could once again stand and feel, the freedom from bracing, this kind of warmth sank into me as we chatted.
I want to thank you for being just who you are, that you could thaw my chilly cheeks into a smile that comes easily when I think of you.