‘I remember that song …’ I thought to myself.
We all know how it works don’t we? You realise that the tune on the radio has taken us back to somewhere. Usually a special “somewhere.”
Or it may be a shout-out from the DJ – ‘any requests’? We recall our favourites. These days I even find it difficult to choose between the favourite songs on my own playlist. It can be nigh impossible to select.
But when we get it right?
We recall the words, some of us are brave enough to attempt a sing-along! We go with the flow, we remember the message, and what we learned as well.
So it was when I picked up a call from someone from the other side of the world recently … I hadn’t heard from Michael for 25 years.
Michael was selling his business. He sounded excited about a future with more free time and being able to board a plane to catch up with friends.
He was now planning a visit to the UK, booking the next available flight ‘whenever that may be.’ We had an ‘easy’ conversation, lots of common interests. Mutual friends. We talked of the home town and covered the dim and distant past as if it were yesterday.
Michael and I always had a good relationship. I was looking forward to hearing about his plans for the future.
Charlie, he said, you know the best times for me are when I’m spending time with close friends. Even after 25 years, you and I can relate, with the same views the similar understanding that we always had. Our group of friends spent time growing and learning together.
Agreed Michael. I look forward to catching up when we see you.
I’ll keep you informed Charlie. You know this, the best relationships are those developed over time. Time together brings us familiarity. We share stories, we learn what makes others happy and in turn , that makes us happy.
Sharing those familiar tunes, Michael.