stared at her PC screen. She
looked at the reasons that brought a particular young woman into her
life. There were many of
them. Much like
butterflies on a sky blue day. She
smiled as they circled around her.
It was amazing how much energy they held and seemed to share
hardly room, between their flutter, for her to discern all the lessons
she had taken away from having met Ms. Mess.
And she considered it would take a lifetime to have a great
understanding and embrace all of them.
ultimately somewhere down the road her young friend would be standing
there waiting on her to show up, smiling when Shoop finally got the
absolute answer to all her ‘why’ questions.
More than happy to be there when Shoop finally arrived at where
she needed to be in life. And
also knowing Shoop had a way of getting off her path - frequently.
really didn’t require a reply to the e-mail she had sent off to her
earlier. She knew how the
young woman saw their friendship.
At least she believed she did.
In the short time they had known one another they had grown to
see who they each were and who they were for each other.
There had been a mutual acceptance and a certain responsibility
toward it. It was just
something understood between them.
It had never required a conversation.
Shoop wished all her friendships were like this, friendships
that did not require maintenance.
She knew there
were reasons for Ms. Mess. And
as she looked out from where she stood she knew it would lead them
beyond any given season. She
stood up from her desk and the butterflies flitting about her mind
dispersed. Yes, she thought, it would last a lifetime.