Reunion Weekend

About 12 years ago, I had a dream somewhere in the early hours of the morning. Four of my high school friends and I were together for a weekend away together. The date kept coming up in the dream. It seemed so real that when I woke up, I created an invitation for that date for those friends inviting them to my house for an official slumber party. (At that point I hadn't seen some of these friends in eight years, but I mailed the invitation that very day without even a phone call.)

We've done this reunion every year since and no one has missed yet. (Okay, I did have to miss last year, but I was the only one and that was only time. LP even came sick one year though she only got to stay for an hour.)

One of the most interesting things that I noticed that very first weekend was that the group dynamics are the same as they were in high school. Kristi is the socialite of the group. She knows what everyone is doing and keeps all of the memoribilia. (She even has a scribbled on church bulletin we passed back and forth in church one day back in middle school.) Lynette-the-Cowgirl, is a planner and coordinator. She is still the one who works out the logistics and makes things happen. Laura P. is still "the smart one" (also still the most athletic). Laura C. still throws out the dry one-liners at exactly the right time taking us all down in fits of laughter.

Though I noticed all of this, I didn't know who I was in the group.

One year, Lynette mentioned to me that she noticed we all still played the same roles. It was pretty incredible to me that she saw it too.

"But who am I?" I asked. "What do I do?"

"You're the idea girl. You think up all the fun things for us to do."

"Back then, too?"

"Back then too."

As far as roles go, that's a fun one to have. I can't wait for this weekend!
© Random Cathy
Maira Gall