by Clark Young on February 01, 2023

28 Moses was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights without eating bread or drinking water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant—the Ten Commandments - Exodus 34:28 

 A good friend invited me for brunch at the neighborhood café for a chance to catch up on life. It’s been a while since I had seen them, but that hadn’t negatively affected our relationship. Per usual I arrived several minutes before the scheduled time to meet and secured a table telling the hostess I would be expecting a friend to join me. Sitting by myself at the table, I began to reflect on this friendship and the memories of past times together. There is joy in my understanding of how significant this relationship has meant to me during some good and not-so-good moment.

My friend arrived and after some small talk, the waitress arrives to ask us what we both wanted to drink. There is a brunch buffet, but neither of us cared to consume that much food. A quick look at the menu and ordering our food opened up a time for conversation. Suddenly, I realized that brunch was just a small factor to why we were here spending time together. The main entrée was the acknowledgement of how important it is to get together with one another. Words seemed to come as naturally as it did 2 years ago when we last saw each other. The food arrives and the conversation continues. At the end of the time, I wondered why we don’t carve out a more consistent meeting schedule.

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