So an awesome thing happened tonight.
I have this friend. I’ve known him since college. He’s just one of those people, those special people that come into your life rarely, and then only if you’re lucky. He’s one of the best friends I’ve ever had, and if I were dying, he’s one of the small group of people I’d want at my bedside when I go. He’s an attorney and a green developer. He has an awesome wife and three fantastic young sons, and I remember once being moved to tears when I’d been visiting him and when I left, I realized that every man I’d ever meet in my whole life would be judged against him.
I have no romantic feelings for him, like, at all. But he’s someone who holds a little piece of my soul. Unfortunately, with his life and family he’s very busy, and so am I, so I don’t get to talk to him very frequently.
Tonight he called, out of the blue. Here’s the reason he gave for calling, paraphrased as best I can:
"So I had a dream about you last night. We were in Australia, and we were driving on these long and winding roads, and I remember just feeling very grateful that you were driving. I felt so secure knowing that you were behind the wheel. I think it was a metaphor, for how stable a person you are, and I woke up and thought, ‘I have got to make some time to call Lori today.’"
We talked for over an hour, about the con I was just at, about how much he loves BBC Sherlock too, our differing opinions about The Hobbit, about how excited he is that his six-year odyssey of diaper-changing is over and about how much we hope to talk more often in the future.
It’s a special thing when someone you care about lets you know that they’ve been thinking about you.