>> Sunday, December 21, 2014
I have a confession: A night I dreaded for a long time just came -- and passed. It was a night I dreaded so much because I always celebrated that day (and night) with special rites, special people, and most of the time, it was one of the highlights of my week/month/season. For many reasons, and circumstances, it wasn't anymore.
Normally, I'd stuff my schedule with a bustling social calendar so I'd forget. But I wasn't able to, due to the impending carmaggedon that didn't happen. Still, life surprises us in many ways.
The surprises come in the form of newfound friendships, the most enlightening of conversations, midnight drives, the kindness of strangers. I miss my old norm, a norm I am never coming back to but I am happy to be where I am. I'm happy to know these are what awaits me.