What A Difference A Decade Makes

I hadn’t seen my friend Kira in over ten years – back when I made an ill-fated move to Chicago with a boyfriend and she made a similar move to Florida with her husband. It seems both those relationships took a few too many tragic turns and were not in the stars to last. She just returned to Boston, so I jumped at the chance to reconnect. She was one of my favorite people when we both worked at John Hancock, and one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met in my life. Of course, I don’t always treat the sweet ones well, so we had our issues and fall-outs, but never anything serious, and I never doubted that we would always be friends.

She stopped by the condo for a couple of cocktails, and it was as if nothing had changed. We caught up, as best as we could – covering a decade of events in one night is a wonderful impossibility. After a few hours passed (and with no hope of food in the kitchen) we journeyed into the South End and popped into Addis Red Sea on a whim. They were still serving, so we sat down at a mesob and began with some honey wine.

Kira has always had a calming effect on me, and she’s a comfort to be around. She’s got her own bit of baggage, and though we’ve each changed in many ways, our friendship managed to survive. I’m glad she’s returned to Boston. Another reason to visit…


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