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 Category:  General Non-Fiction
  Posted: June 8, 2020      Views: 104

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This work has reached the exceptional level
This is a true story of meeting up with an old friend
"Lunch With My Childhood Friend" by Flyaway1

...and here you are, after many years of absence, getting out of your car. I feel the joy of a ten year old child, mixed with an adult hope of finding pieces that I lost. You are my oldest friend.

We sit down at a table in a nearby cafe. As I listen to your words, I drift backwards in time to the lazy, summer days, when every tree, rock and stream was an adventure.

Still, another memory comes to mind of spending happy hours together, creating childhood master pieces of art. We made a safe place that I still carry in my heart.

As you share, the sound of your deep melodious voice stirs up memories of the music we loved. Music was our language to express all that could not be spoken. We came through many years dipped in anger and violence.

Yet here were are...still surviving, still overcoming and still choosing this life. We found each other again at the right time. I look across the table at you-I wonder how I will ever be able to thank you for being that friend.

As you drive away, I know you have walked back into my life. ...we started this journey as children, coming full circle to this time. Two lives were saved years ago. I can not help but think we saved each other.

From my true heart to your true heart, to my childhood friend, to my confidant - I want to say I love you beyond borders. Our story is not finished.

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Author Notes
What a gift to receive in this year that I have turned 60. My oldest friend and I had a chance opportunity to see each other.
Growing up, our lives were so entwined. We are still filling in the pieces of what we never spoke of.
How blessed am I?
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