Friday, April 16, 2010

Tea for three

Yesterday was a lovely day.  Kathryn and I met our mutual friend Tina for tea at the Empress Tea Room in Tampa.  (I adore that place and highly recommend it for any of you who live in the area, or are planning on visiting the Tampa Bay area.  You will not be disappointed.) 
The main feature of the day was conversation and the joy of being together face to face.  Nothing can compare.  I am so grateful for the time we shared.  It was really unforgettable.

Larry and I were able to have a quiet eveing together sharing dinner and conversation and then we went to Brusters for ice cream and saw Eddie Rivera and John Torres there and enjoyed some time with them.  We had planned on going to Tarpon Springs together last night.  Some circumstances prevented it last evening however we WILL be going before Kathryn goes back to CA.  We wouldn't miss that experience for the world!

I am trying really hard to not think about the fact that she is leaving on Monday morning.  In years past I would be depressed the day someone special arrived to visit, only focusing on the fact that they would be leaving.  I would be dreading the goodbye so much I never fully appreciated the visit.  I don't do that anymore -- instead I just savor every moment of the visit.    This is precious time to be maximized!

1 comment:

Tina Blount said...

Lovely conversation, indeed!!