I went to the board meeting to see the proposal about the one building--the other building isn't being proposed yet.
I'm all up in the air now. I'll just wait and see and not be too worried.
But there was one moment. The meeting hadn't started. I was sitting in the chairs lined up against a bookshelf, where the "public" sits, watching the board at the set of tables like looking into an exhibit in the zoo. And the developers walk in and start setting up their screen and their placards and whatnot.
And there he was.
I hadn't seen him, well, regularly since my freshman year of college. I walked over to him, nervous, because frankly, meeting people I haven't seen in 10+ years is a little freaky.
"You're John O'Brien, aren't you," I say to him.
"Bridgett! Bridgett 'Sarah' Blake!"
We chatted. He explained how he came to be there. I did the same. It was lovely. He complimented my choice of husbands. He has three kids. And he was still as awesome as he ever was. I smiled through the whole danged presentation, and he wasn't even doing the presenting.
If you took Mike, and combined him with my brother Ian, and threw in dimples and green eyes, there ya go. It's a small town after all.