Thursday, August 13, 2009
Last night was spent in Portland, and our son Torrey worked until 8 p.m., so we met him and his new girlfriend for dinner at the Sea Dog. I was very impressed with her joy for life, her intelligence and her style. She was very articulate, had a sense of self (confidence) even though she was somewhat nervous about meeting us, and she is a beautiful young woman besides. Her smile was infectious. She definitely passed "the audition"!
Of course I write this in the past tense as this is "the morning after", but I doubt seriously that much has changed with her since last night, or with Torrey. We did have some great moments and the discussion/conversation was all over the place, which was very stimulating. The photograph I chose is not the best portrait of the two of them, but shows in an instant the connection and sharing that already takes place between them. You know, it's odd funny that we all get so wrapped up in relationships and how they affect others, the perceptions that friends and relatives have of one another, but in the end it's all about who we have in our lives and around us that really makes us who we are...