It’s the best when we are with old friends and even new ones. Conversations range from today’s news to our first coming together, whether as family, childhood friends, campers, staff, and the many people I worked with developing better relationships with each other. It’s particularly fun when we share old stories, and we have lots of them!
So, as we age, all the above people help us live each day. Memories are the best when they bring back a very full past. Sour history is best left in the place where memories are stored. Revisiting the good times is much more fun for everyone when we come together.
What is surprising is our own memory bank and how we can recall and even picture those special times. It is a fact that relationships of our past (important ones) become today’s conversation. There is nothing like being face to face.
I bring this up because it is a” happening” where we are all “PRESENT” with each other. As I have often written, is there a better place to be than together and in the same “now?”
Be sure this is not about us alone but a joy shared by all humans. “People need people”—beginning with the birth process and continuing to our last moments. We would hope that this occurs with all humans, but of course, not all are blessed to have this experience. Our streets (everywhere) are filled with the ill, disturbed, lost, poor, and helpless people who do not, and maybe cannot, experience what it means to be “one with others.
We believe in the vital importance of the “good” family, friends, and even the people we meet today. Dialogue is a blessing.
People need people—Barbara sings this so well—It is a pure truth.