Never in the seven years I’ve known Dee have we’ve never had total radio silence. Our friendship has always been based on talking, on sharing and bouncing ideas and emotions off each other.
Now she’s at Outward Bound, and mobile phones are confiscated, with no access to email or snail mail or telegraph or text. If we had more money I would consider skywriting.
She’s going to be tramping, kayaking, sailing, rowing, climbing rocks and generally having her mind and body pummelled beyond endurance. I’ll be going to work, having my days off, cooking meals, tweeting, studying, watching films, reading books, playing games, training at Wing Tsun…a normal week.
Gotta confess I’m not doing too well so far. Haven’t had the motivation to stay tidy, though I am usually very house proud. Couldn’t take a call from my dear cousin Abey, though I am usually very glad to talk to him. Posted a soppy status message on Facebook. Just barely made it to work today, though I love my job. Too lazy to eat, though I am certainly hungry.
Managed to watch Letters to Father Jacob…one of those movies that helps me think+feel, without making a scene of it. And I think I will try and use this week+ to contemplate, to explore the solitude, to see what this aloneness might bring.
Our friendship has always been based on talking, on sharing and bouncing ideas and emotions off each other.
Maybe this silence will deepen it?