It was all about casual and small
and getting a turn at holding a baby
It was all about laughing
and feeling baby kicks
It was all about eating together
a lot of eating
Oh the eating
And then just sitting and talking in this beautiful space
Like I said, it was good…
at Cupcake ’10
And also, I’m in love with Beth’s belly…
Yes, that’s me with Beth’s really cold bare baby belly. (photo taken by the amazing Crooked Eyebrow)
We took some time that night in the candlelight
(not just Beth’s belly and I, but all of us)
and we told our stories
and just like women do
we opened our hearts to learning
and hearing and being heard
and I can’t describe it
the rise of them when moved to sadness
how they gesture
little bits of them that there’s no other way to know
but to see them and hear them
That’s why I went…
Kind of like anything else in life.
I’m slowly learning that this blogging thing really can lead me to real friendships, it’s just simply a newish avenue to the same place. That’s why after we connect through each other’s words, we can’t help but say I need to see her. Because friendships need faces and voices and time, in person. Sooner or later.
Like “the old days,” when meeting a pen pal for the very first time, this seeing of each other solidifies something we already knew was there.
That’s what we had at Cupcake ’10.
‘Til next time, sweet ladies…I’ll see you on your blog.
(I had no idea I would ever say that in my whole life ever. But I’m thinking I love it.)