For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of a girl sitting inside a tent. She’s reading a book and has a smile on her face.
Truth be told, my heart wasn’t in it and I declined the opportunity until I found out that she will also be there.
Cathy was my best friend during my grade school and it was in our freshman year that due to a misunderstanding, we broke our friendship. I always rued this and when my mom told me that she and a few friends were going to the beach with their kids I wasn’t interested till she told me that Cathy and her mom would be there too.
That day I packed a special gift for Cathy and when everyone was busy enjoying the beach and the ocean, I started to look for her. As I expected, she was sitting in her tent, engrossed in a book. I tentatively said hi!
She looked up and immediately jumped up and hugged me. Oh how good to see you, Nicole, she said. I was happy that she didn’t bear any grudge for the past misunderstandings. I offered her the book I had chosen as a gift for her. It was a classic that she was very fond of.
I’m glad I took that small step that day for Cathy and I are best friends again.
Written for FFFC # 173, hosted by Fandango
Also included FSS# 50, hosted by Fandango