Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Something-That-Rhymes-With-Easter


"Anna gets down with her bad Metaphore-self"

Because it's just before Easter as I'm typing, but we celebrated Easter today at my parents' house, and we're celebrating again tomorrow... So, just be happy celebrating whatever it is you're doing right now.


We're planning a trip back to Montana. Here's what it feels like: it's like when you were in college and you had this really intense relationship with someone for years (YEARS!) and when college is over you break up but you promise to stay friends. So you start off ok, but you're in two different places, and new things start to happen and you realize you're kinda drifting apart. That you'll never really be totally involved in that person's life anymore. So that sucks. But you REALLY loved them, or, at least, loved the time you spent together. So you plan to hook up.

No, Mom, not like that.

But you're going to see them again. And, truthfully, you don't want to hook up, you just want to visit and re-live old times and catch up. But to do that makes you kinda sad, because a small part (or big part) of you wants to go back and be with them forever, in college, when times were simpler and you could split a large Papa John's pizza with a friend, wash it down with a bottle (or 4) of Boone's Farm, and wake up the next day feeling FINE!!! So then you're all conflicted because part of you wants to leave the past in the past and move on to the next adventure, but the other part wants to just hug that old dear friend for hours and never let them go. Ever.

That's what it's like to visit Montana.


Melanie said...

It might not be the same, but it won't be weird like an ex-boyfriend. It will be nice like going and visiting an old friend that you haven't seen in awhile. You are nervous at first wondering it they are the same person you knew, and than you see them and you start talking and realize how wonderful it is to see them again. How much you really missed them and how much you are happy to see them again. So worth the trip!

Kristenanne said...

There's this song that I am going to play for you on our trip that describes this well. I am SO glad to know there are people out there like you and Stephan that just get it.

I can't wait!!!