a fun coincidence
I am wearing a favorite sweatshirt today. It’s almost ten years old, but it’s all broken in, comfy, and connects me to some fond memories. I cannot bring myself to throw it out.
Anyway, I was walking down the hall to the cafe this morning when two people passed by. One looked over, stopped, and said, “Does that say University of Sunderland?”
“That’s my last name! Sunderland!”
“Is that the one in northern England?”
“That’s it! Did you go there?!”
“Yes, it was an exchange program.”
“Oh – I wish I had time to chat.”
With that brief conversation, my mind filled with happy memories – and also with the nagging reminder that my wedding gift for an old flat mate grows later and later. I have a year to send it, don’t I?