I was reading a great post, Unexpected Pleasures, by Dan over at “No Facilities” and it reminded me of a call I got the other day from my one son asking me to meet with them both at the Tulse hill Tavern for a drink. As I slipped my phone back in to my pocket I thought, hell, that’s nice and in that moment realized just how much I’ve missed out on living so far away from them. Now, here I was, and we could simply call one another and go for a drink together.
During our chatting and laughing, in the midst of all the other chatter and laughter, I negotiated a momentous change in my life. Urged on by my one son I did something I vowed I’d never do, put ice in to my glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Can you believe that – PUT ICE INTO MY SAUVIGNON BLANC? A sheer travesty! But the moment it touched my lips I was hooked. Now, it’s bring on the ice.
However the real change was just sitting there with my two sons enjoying life and our togetherness and knowing that this was within our reach at any time.