Monday, March 16, 2009

Amar bondhu

Do you remember Sheila, my Kolkata roommate and dear friend? Saturday she came to B-town, where we had our first reunion since we parted ways in December 2007. 13 months is a long time, but the time felt...pshaw...like nothing. It was so good to reconnect with her. We drank coffee, reveling in the multiple cups we could have, remembering the India where real coffee was "not possible." I showed her Bolivar and tried on my wedding dress for her. We talked about October, when she will move to Kolkata for three years instead of four months. I love Sheila and her brave heart. I love how when she feels led to something, she goes after it full force. I love that she is a nurse, and that is a good match for me when I start to be a hypochondriac. :) Thanks, Rooms. Thanks for coming to see me.

We managed to get only one picture together, which was this morning at 6:00 am, right before she left. Neither of us were looking our Sunday best, so I will just post this happy memory from Darjeeling, September 2007. We're having "high tea" along with Jodi, our teammate. (Miss you too, Jode!)

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