I went out to lunch today with my teacher soulmate bridesmaid lady, S. Being the indecisive individuals that we are, we Googled a town exactly halfway between us and ended up at a diner that S has been to a few times before. (We’re in Jersey– diners are the obvious answers to any indecisiveness.)
It was delicious.
We talked and reminisced and had a beautiful, fried lunch together. Spending time with S always reminds me the world isn’t black and white, and that everything happens for a reason. If we hadn’t been thrown into teaching at the same school last year, despite having been in the same cohort during grad school, I don’t know that we would’ve ended up being so close.
Also. Our love for food. That brings us together.
Also. I want you all to know that I explicitly asked S for permission to exploit her on my blog. She thought I was crazy for asking. This is why she’s my fave teacher soulmate lady.
Fun fact: S & I grew closer in grad school when we took a summer course– Teachers as Writers– together and she outright admitted to me that she spent her time at her summer job reading GingerSass. She said this after we had barely had any conversations together. It was a random moment, and one I cherish dearly. Another fun fact: Months later, one of the first times I knew I was falling for V was when we first started dating and she admitted she read my blog every morning with her coffee. Clearly it matters to me if you read my writing. Anddddd my ego seems super big here. But it’s not.
S & I had a really nice lunch in an awesome diner in a really sketchy city and friendship and human interaction over an appetizer platter is a really fabulous thing.