There's something about two people who come together after not having seen each other for years. If the friendship is right, you'll pick up right where you left off. There's a sort of easiness that comes with catching up. It's comfortable and feels like you've talked everyday for the past two years.
This was exactly the case when I met up with my good friend Michelle after two years of not seeing each other. We first met in middle school at "nerd camp" where we spent three weeks together taking academic classes at a college. I live in the city and she lives in Long Island, so we don't get to see much of each other. However, it's sort of an unspoken rule that we'll meet up eventually and pick up from where we left off--and we always do. I think that that's a true test of friendship--keeping promises of seeing each other.
We spent the day baking cupcakes, biking into town and watching the Harry Potter marathon that was on TV. It felt like nothing had changed, even though everything was very different. We are both heading in completely different directions as we head for college in the fall. The unspoken rule however still stands, and we both know that eventually, whether it be in a year or four, we'll meet again. Until next time,