“If we were not so far apart
You’d hear your door bell ringing
And there I’d stand – my face all smiles –
And with my whole heart singing.” – Unknown author, circa 1930
I never dreamed that I wouldn’t be able to find even 1 hour in the last 3 months to meet you here – even just to say, “I miss you.” But there were so many words to put together, to explain the Rules of Professional Conduct, to summarize the legal issue, to tell how all my work experience means people should hire me…words and words and words and words – mostly about things I didn’t really understand. It takes a long time to write your way into understanding the completely unfamiliar. It took every single minute I wasn’t sleeping or reading or eating or working. Well, I did watch the Daily Show. But you knew that, right?
I don’t know what I learned, or if it will help me find a job – but I’ll be damned if we aren’t together on Christmas Eve. Santa wills it. The silent rainy night demands it. The little lights shining – hopeful, everywhere – promise that despite our imperfections, love is true.
And I did miss you. And I do.