SAMB: Aging well

There is something to be said about longevity.

I woke up this morning in a suburb outside of Washington, DC on a futon mattress on the floor. This is not a glamorous life I lead. On this occasion, I’m in town to celebrate the engagement of one of my life long friends and for her, I will sleep on the floor, just this once. Her brother got outsourced to a Red Roof Inn so I wont complain about my free room and board.

But that is why I’m thinking about longevity. Other than relatives, there are just a handful of people who have known me since childhood. I have friends who are closer to me now, but none that were in my childhood house growing up or know the goofiness of Mr. Long-the best junior high science teacher ever-or can picture the choir room in my high school.

I never understood when those older than me, said there something special about having lifelong friends, I’ll be turning 35 this year and it’s finally starting to make sense.


About nikirush

I'm still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.
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