October 27, 2012
This is the day, the one day each fall for the past 5 years when we 4 friends push our busy lives aside and take off together to celebrate our friendship. It’s a birthday month for 2 of us, but more than that it’s a chance to look out together at the upcoming year as, academics all, ours really begin in September. I almost blow it for us all, because of documents forgotten, lost, misplaced in the whirl of my recent chaotic life. But the 3 calmer heads prevail, plans are changed effortlessly, my papers are recovered, and we continue on with good cheer together into our sunny autumn day.