dilluns, d’agost 14, 2006

The Gathering (Английский язык) (English, except that wee bit of Russian to the left)

So, Theresa, my oldest friend, we have known each other yay these many 28 years now, decided to convene what may be termed in broad strokes, a blogventionette. Ah, sometimes English can be specific, even if rather silly. And so seven of us met in the City of Brotherly Love for a weekend of fun, frivolity and interpersonal connectivity. Of the others, over the last few months, I had encountered them from time to time through Theresa's blog. I had no expectations about the weekend, nor, at the end of it, were there any disapointments. What I found was a group of individuals, all within ten years of my own age, who were intelligent, compassionate, articulate, curious and at least a little adventurous. Each was eccentric in his or her own way. We came from locales as disparate as Omaha, Atlanta, New York City, Virginia, Northeastern Pennsylvania, and I, of course, from the City that used to light and haul the world. We drank too much, swore too much, perhaps ate too much bad food, and certainly overextended the socially accetable use of innuendo and double entendre. However, at the end of the weekend, groso modo, no harm was done, and we parted, a merry company, then individuals each in our own direction. Will there be future gatherings? Of this none can be certain. I'm all too familiar with promises ranging from the well-intended and sincere to the downright shallow, serving only to save face for the moment. Something tells me though, that these promises to meet again on some crossroad hither or thither, will come to pass. Here's to hoping that we meet again on some other enchanted weekend!

6 comentaris:

Tree ha dit...

I don't even have time to properly comment, so in the meantime I'll leave you with a blog hug, recently coined by my former roommate and good friend Casy/SugarPlumFaery as "blug."

*blug*

Jimmy ha dit...

Well, "blug" sounds like something that involves bodily fluids. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Just want to make sure I know what I'm getting into.

I, too, have a hunch that there will be more gatherings. It took a real effort for us all to gather as "strangers." I think that says a lot about our desire to nurture our little clan even more.

It was (and remains) a pleasure to have met you.

Gwyddno Schenectady ha dit...

Oooo, I've been blugged ;;) There's a first time for everything!

Fletcher ha dit...

I feel honoured to have been among the Gathered.

When I grow up, I shall be as smart, clever and witty as Gwyddno.

When I grow up.

&

Gwyddno Schenectady ha dit...

Thanks Jimmy and Fletcher for stopping by to say hello :) Hope to see you both before long!

Davis ha dit...

In my ever articulate and smart-like way, I say ROCK ON.

Hopefully soon our paths will cross again....