Yes, another RENT reference… indulge me?
This time last year we were playing around with tiny little tiles and various bits of sticky stuff (aka Mosaics) and I was angsting a bit over a friendship that had flat-lined over the last decade due to influences outside the friendship.
What a Difference a Year Makes!
After all that time, all that emotion, I bumped into my old friend in close quarters at an event in October. With just three words “Can we talk?” we picked right back up as if we’d never been apart. Her situation (and, therefore, the impediment to our friendship) had changed only she was afraid I was angry and wouldn’t want to reconnect–and to think I almost skipped that event!
We’ve gotten together a few times since then and this year, instead of feeling sad that I couldn’t wish her a happy birthday without breaking the no-contact request, I was sitting next to her as we celebrated her birthday at the Melting Pot, Saturday night.
And, this year, there was some art involved but so different than last year’s:
Even though we weren’t talking and didn’t see each other for more than 10 years, we’ve had a lot of parallel experiences that just floor me: we’ve both been attending comics conventions, we both took belly dance lessons for a couple of years (different teachers and studios)Â and, of course, that pesky divorce thing.
And yes, I showed her last year’s art therapy. Which made me want to make something this year, for her, that had a whole different feel to it.
She has a thing for stars and I love creating dimensional art for shadowboxes–it’s so much more fun that a collage–and this one includes folded stars, star sequins, embroidered ribbon and scherenschnitte elements.
I’m happy to report it was received as intended and I’m looking forward to continuing where we left off.
Best friends really are forever.
For the Comments:
- Have you ever fallen back in touch with an old friend?
- How did it go? Had you grown apart or were the things that made you friends still there?
- Is there someone you’ve been meaning to follow-up with and just haven’t? Why not?