Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Continuum of Time

More than 25 years ago, we bought this house. Our next door neighbors were a nice young couple named Jerry and Eileen. In the fullness of time, baby Steven joined them. But California's economics took a major down turn so they moved back to Detroit, from whence they had come. We remained good friends though, with letters and cards and their infrequent visits to see Dave's brother and his wife out here.

Time passed, various owners came and went (Richie thought one couple was Witness Protection but that's a story for another day.) And then a couple of years ago, another nice young couple named John and Angie bought it and in the fullness of time baby Ella joined them.

They are good neighbors and we enjoy their company. This morning Angie and Ella and we are going to do the Hermosa Beach Art Walk. Ella has a new pram, so they're walking (Angie described this trip as "more of a saunter than a walk!") We have errands afterwards so not.

Last night the phone rang and it was Eileen! She'd flown in for a girls' weekend with her sister-in-law. I couldn't have been more surprised or delighted. The four of us are having dinner tonight.

Morning with the new owner; dinner with the old owner. What a circle of time on the same day...

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