Like most people, I have my share of acquaintances. When our paths cross there is a kind of easy banter. Exchanging updates as tasks and obligations carry us along through our routines. Yet there are a few people with whom a conversation becomes something more. There is an exchange of ideas, dreams and conflicts and when you part, the world seems a better place. My friend Kathy lives upstate and when she comes to NYC I am always happy when we can find the time to meet. Yesterday we dined at the Bryant Park Grill for a leisurely lunch topped off with a shared (and very delectable) dessert.
Sometimes, in the whirl of keeping it all going forward, I forget the comfort and joy that friendship can bring.