Tai Chi class helped... but in the end, I found my "Center" at book club. Obvious ... said the forest. Where better to find yourself than with a group of friends who love you in spite of yourself and because of yourself. Sitting with women who would love to judge you - but don't, who laugh with you - not at you...well maybe a few laugh at me... but what ever it is, it is real. It is friendship. It is life. It's messy and it's soft and it's hard and noisey and it's quiet.
My life is different because I know them and I hope they'd say the same. Some love the book, some don't. The conversation jumps ---wine death highlights graduations climbing mountains survival birth bras giggling food - maybe we should now discuss the book? Everyone coming from their place to discuss this place.
With all the talk of how ... in the end...we leave this world alone.... we don't hear enough about the space that friendship fills. I may leave this world alone but I will not be by myself... my friends will be holding my hand, helping me giggle into that light. They might not know that part just yet but they will.
So for my Six Word Summary this week...drum roll please....
My friends make the ride worthwhile!