“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows you are slightly cracked.”
– Bernard Meltzer
Talking out my frustrations with Hennessy yesterday, she asked an interesting question. “If you both knew that you’d have to go separately, would you have chosen a different school?” And I responded without even thinking, “I don’t know if J. would have chosen differently, but I’d have still encouraged him to go to London. It’s too good an opportunity.”
And remembering that, all was well again. I’m thrilled for him, I’m thrilled that I get to go with him eventually, and I’m lucky I get to keep working for a while. We’ll start payments on student loans that much earlier, I’ve got a place to live, I’ve got friends here, he’s got friends there, and we’ll both be busy. Not too bad, huh?