I picked up an old friend for a short visit the other night. There is just something so comforting about familiarity that makes me smile. We stayed up late just being with each other, just like old times. Great friends can do that, pick up where they left off and never skip a beat. That’s exactly how it was and it was delightful.
We watched Top Chef together and smiled knowing that our time together would come to an end soon. That’s the worst part about short visits, knowing that they will end. Knowing that the hurt of separation will be deep, painful and difficult. But the key is to enjoy the time while it lasts; to bask in each others presence. To just sit there and know that these moments are precious and times are short. The key is to not focus on the moment that you say “see you later” but be fully in the now.
The next morning we said our goodbyes and indulged one last time in the moments that make my heart flutter. It was sad that it was over and it left me feeling weighty, sorrowful, and automatically looking forward to the next time we will meet. I already look forward to that moment when I can take the warm, fluffy crust and dip it in garlic butter. When I can enjoy the perfection of melted cheese with salty pepperoni and smokey bacon. Yes, the other night I caught up with my good friend Pizza Hut Pizza after a multi-month hiatus and 1 month of eating healthy. The reunion was glorious, albeit very difficult the next day when I felt the need to drink 1 bazillion gallons of water. But still. The reunion was sweet and delicious. I decided at 9pm that I wanted pizza, went and got some and it was one of the best “YOLO” moments in a long time. I still don’t regret it.
Can you relate?
Do you ever go on health sprees and just need to break it with something utterly terrible for you before you lose your mind?
Do you reunite with favorite foods the way you would an old friend? Or is that just me and my stress eating/ binge eating/ food loving problems?