Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Penguin within...

I had dinner with an old high school friend today. We got reconnected through facebook. (Isn't everyone getting reconnected through facebook these days, for better or for worse?)

It's been interesting to see these people from my past--people who knew me before the major snowball of change rolled over me some 17 years ago. It was inspiring and timely to hear my friend's perspective on who that teenage tall penguin was. He said that even though we didn't spend a lot of time together, he always had a deep respect for me, that I was a kind, open, intelligent, strong person. It was nice to be reminded of that.

As we shared dinner, my friend said he could still see that person in my eyes, in my heart. Tears welled up for me. "I know she's still there," I said. "Thank you for seeing her."

For all of you out there who believe in this tall penguin and have openly shared your love with me, thank you. May peace be with you dear friends.

tall penguin

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