Sunday, November 6, 2011

exactly where we left off

photo by Lori Sabin

Dave and I got together yesterday with some old friends that we haven't seen in many years. Nate (above, far right) was the best man in our wedding and we hung out with him and his family all day. Nate played in a local jazz club late last night and we sat with his wife, Lori (who I also adore) and listened to him open a window of sound so sad and joyful and passionate I almost cried. I love it when you reconnect with people and you can pick up exactly where you left off, as if all the years and events in between had no impact at all. There are loves and relationships that are so easy that nothing can change them. Those are expansive spaces and so rare in the world.

I've been doing this a lot lately. Picking up where I left off. Reconnecting. Mining my history for the people and habits that are life-giving. I'm also finding new things along the way and those are always lovely to discover, but these older treasures are amazing and precious. I'm dusting off memories and reclaiming the places that shimmer with light. I'm listening for familiar music that grounds me and lifts me at the same time. I'm following my heart back home.


  1. spot on w/ the insight on how the yrs and events between had no impact at all. there is a connection there that goes beyond time and distance. rare indeed....

  2. I love this for you! Sounds like a wonderful way to spend your day and evening, and I love hearing how intentional you're being to mine your life for life-giving places and relationships.

  3. follow your heart back on home over here anytime! ;D
    it was dreamy goodness rolled up into one full day. and just left me wanting more days like that. thanks for giving us your saturday. it filled us both up. nate said, "i could spend every day for the rest of my life with crock and be happy."

  4. p.s.
    and if it wasn't obvious in the previous comment, i adore you too. :)

  5. we'll have to do it again soon lori. our place this time. that quote from nate was so sweet. those guys are like brothers. always have been.

  6. I love this for you, too. Glad you're finding your way like this again.

    Love you, sister.