Late in the Night

So tonight we had one of our friends over for dinner.   I made sort of a disparate meal, cheddar-potato soup made from leftover mashed potatoes, and curried noodles with tofu.  And then Leif and I had made pies, he made pumpkin and I made a ginger-apple pie.   The food was good, and we sat and talked at the table for awhile, though Rowan had a hard time of it.   She wanted to play with our guest, and instead we were being boring grown-ups and talking.

Rowan got some play time in (she showed him the games she knew on the computer) and after we put her to bed we watched a movie.  And then after the movie, we sat around and talked some more.  We stayed up way too late, but these are the nights I love.  Seeing good friends, eating good food.   I have always loved having people over, but it’s had more significance lately.

There’s been a shift within me.  I left my 20s awhile ago, but now I really feel it.  I’m not a girl anymore.  I’m borrowing a book called “Summoning the Fates” by Z. Budapest, which talks about the three fates, Urdh, Verdandi, and Skuld (sort of like Maiden, Mother, and Crone).  I feel like this year I have come under the domain of Verdandi.

I have more responsibilities than I ever used to have, yet I feel more capable than I ever used to be.   It’s a good change, yet different.  I’ve been getting together with more of my friends lately, and it’s odd to see how we’re all getting older.  Sadly, “older” has a lot of negative connotations, but that’s not how I mean it.  Just that we are transitioning into a different phase of our life.   I don’t want to go back in time.  But I do want lots of nights talking with friends.

Author: ~R

I write about life, people, and the things that interest in me. Which often includes death, sex, friendship, and the future of humanity. I hope for the best in people and I prepare for the worst. But no matter what happens, change is constant and everything will be ok.

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