Right now ... things are a little stressful.
They've been better, it has to be said.
But today, however, I met up for lunch with someone
that I haven't seen in a very long time
(apart from a few hours here).
We went to our local pub, which Time Out has just named as
the best pub in our London borough.
I told her the truth of what living with autism on a daily basis is like.
She told me of her family's difficult and horrendous last few months.
We might have nearly cried.
Right now ...
I'm reminded of how important it is to make that call,
to follow up on that promise of let's-get-together-soon,
to remember that others may also be living through a difficult time,
to not be the one who says, "She's a friend, but I haven't seen her in years."
Right now ... I'm reminded that friendship is about stepping up
and being present in the here and now.