What’s Past is Present

The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.~~Albert Einstein

I love the way the past and present can sometimes collide into one, when years dissipate and we pick up from a moment in time, like a heart never missing a beat.

DSC03688An early morning rendezvous with two school chums this morning did exactly that for me. We laughed our way through highschool and we’re still laughing today! One friend remarked how we picked up as if those years hadn’t existed. While one friend was at my book launch in 2009, the other I hadn’t seen in twenty-seven years. Yup, I did say twenty-seven. Remarkable, that I have such a vivid memory of her from way back when I was three. (Okay, so I’ll admit that was a pretty lame joke,)

What I won’t joke about is time and the ability we have to transcend our concept of what time really is. Life constantly changes, taking us along with it, but some things remain steadfast. The outside packaging may alter, but our sense of humour, our morality, and the essence of who we are, stay the same.

Here’s to the past, the present and the future. I hope to see these two ladies more often in the years ahead. Twenty-seven years are definitely too many. Sherry and Gail it was a real blast.  🙂

How was your weekend? Have you had reason to connect recently with someone from your past?

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18 Comments

  1. We have friends like that… a couple in the RCMP who we met the first year out of college. At best we see them once every ten years, and it always seems like just last week. Those kind of friendships are precious. Glad you had a chance to renew yours.

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  2. Kathy

     /  May 19, 2013

    Well… Now that you mention it : )

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  3. pattisj

     /  May 19, 2013

    What fun for you! It was a quiet weekend, hubby was out of town. ;p

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  4. suzicate

     /  May 20, 2013

    Those are the best kind of friends ever! I have a few of those I treasure! My weekend was filled with spring cleaning while we moved our son home and his gf to campus…but we still made time for a little fun.

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    • Yes, they are the best. Sounds as if you had a busy weekend. I bet you’re happy to have your son home. 🙂

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  5. So great to have forever friends!

    It’s funny you ask about connecting with long-ago friends, because I’ve reconnected with several of my high school friends lately through Facebook. It’s fun to catch up and see what’s been going on for everyone these past few years.

    Christi Corbett

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    • Forever friends for sure, Christi! A few years back I also reconnected with my highschool friends on Facebook, and it was wonderful. So interesting to see what our friends did after highschool.

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  6. Laura, that was something special. I’d love to see some of my high school chums. I had a productive weekend and woke this morning with a smile 🙂

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  7. Hi Laura, I have nominated you For The Bouquet Of Three Award! For more information please go here to my blog post http://wrightwriter.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/bouquet-of-three-awards-very-cool/ Wishing you every success with your new book!

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  8. I so love catching up with old friends. You are so right, it is as if the time hadn’t passed at all and we just spoke yesterday. I had an enjoyable time catching up with my in-laws in Spain. They are wonderful people!

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    • It’s always fun! I enjoyed seeing your photos on facebook of your trip to Spain. Is there another “spain” book brewing or was it just for fun? 🙂

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