Sunday, July 13, 2008

Something new and different

Conversation with my friend Gayle, over lunch, this weekend:

Me: I do not know how I am feeling. It is hard to put into words.

Gayle: ....

Me: I have been reading all about the lives of my high-school classmates and realizing that I really would not want their lives. Shocking.

Gayle: ....

Me: Let me see....happy? No, that is not it.

Gayle: ....

thinking thinking thinking

Me: Content. I am content.

Gayle puts down her fork and continues to be speechless for a moment. A big smile appears on her face.

Gayle: I am so happy to hear you say that! Really, I am so glad.

Me: Yes. So am I.....

I smile too.

Nice to have friends like that, no?

7 comments:

Ye'he Sh'mey Raba Mevorach said...

Cool!

Now if only you could bottle it...
:)

kleine Maus said...

I've once known a Gayle who was as worse as a Cookie Cutter Shark.

Jerusalem Artichoke said...

I'd love to be a cookie cutter shark.
-Gayle

ClooJew said...

Glad things are looking up for you...I, of course, define contentment in a very positive light.

PS: What, lulei demistafina, is a "cookie cutter shark"?

kleine Maus said...

With a pseudonym like the Jerusalem Artichoke I at least expect you to have a foracious apetite like a White Pointer.

Anonymous said...

I think that is the exact feeling we should all strive for. My first grader keeps asking me "are you rich? aizehu ashir hasameach bechelko y'know! I am trying. Hold on to it and enjoy it.
Chedva

kleine Maus said...

Actually, this feeling content does this include the comfort of your new hearing aid?