Thursday, October 28, 2010

sailboats on windy days

Would you agree that your very closest friends should sign emails to you with “love”? Perhaps your history with said friends demands a different sign off, but I’ll say this much – friends who have been willing to put this emotional mark on the email line have been friends for life. Others? The landscape there varies.

Love. Why would you even hesitate? You care. Surely that very act of caring will make someone happy, no?

Digression: my daughter (whom I love without reservations!) asked me to pick up some cupcakes this afternoon. She had run out of time and I had just finished teaching and so I flew down Bascom Hill to pick up the handful (75!) of treats that she needed (for her class).


Sweet stuff.

Now, back to the matter at hand: what happens when someone you adore has a big make-it-or-break-it moment before them the next day? Do you tell them good luck, my love?

Yes, you should.

I have a mild make-it-or-break-it moment (discussion?) tomorrow at work. And as I sit here pondering the direction this may take, I think, as well, how valuable are the people (just a few) in my life who consistently sign emails with “love.” So I’m thinking, if you have a friend, maybe you should do that for them. Because for me, it has been ... well, quite important.