--a whirling of women bonding soul to soul; color blending, weaving in and out; whispers mingling into laughter; wildly generous connections.
Smiles--we stood under Klimt's Ladies, beaming with genuine smiles, shoulder to shoulder so good to share a few hours together.
Encouragement--for one another's aspirations, goals, children and those inevitable set backs.
Relaxed fun--surprise gifts, luncheon of Thai soup, salad, naan bread and coconut custard.
Serious talk--politics of course, Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton, war, peace, those who suffer, blessings in our own lives.
Dreams--future projects, art and writing, travel, grandchildren and hopes for the future.
Acknowledgement--that we are better because we learn from one another.
Young mother to mother crone, days slip into weeks, weeks into months, months into years. Life moves at a wildly generous pace. Becca and Henry A visit from Becca and Henry on their way to their home in New York, brought a reminder of days but a blink ago when I was a young mother marveling at the ability of a small child learning to crawl and explore their environment. Wiping little fingers stained orangy-yellow from Cheeto's. Soothing hurt feelings. Laughing at unsolicited antics. Knowing these are the best years in life.