On my way to work,
stretched thin from lack of sleep,
replaying the long, long to-do list in my head, shifting the priorities
and wondering what is really possible.
The phone rings as I near the parking lot and I smile.
Hey bud, I saw you called, what’s up?
Nothing really, I say. Just checking in.
And check in we do.
We are stretched apart now, no schedule of when we see each other and yet…
We remain constant.
Silky threads of experiences float across
back and forth
Her parent conferences
My online kiddos
Our shared joy at being with those young people day after day.
We discuss practice… and theory
and restaurants soon to be visited
of future plans
and current routines
I miss her
before she hangs up she says…
like she always does.
and now I feel just a little less stretched and more whole.