The hardest part of today's prompt was choosing a favorite movie. I've got several, but decided to go with a classic.
Right after I sat down to think about what I wanted to do, I got a message from a close college friend. Something got me thinking back to our college past and the almost poetic Scarlet O'Hara fits she would display at college parties. So today's project is for her.
Her grandmother passed away yesterday and there's been a flurry of messaging back and forth between she and I and 3 other friends. Collectively this group of friends is known simply as the Ohio 5 (although I'm the only one that still lives here.)
The five of us are about as different as five people can be. We all met in college and somehow, through the magic of email and then Facebook messaging, we've stayed in almost daily contact for the last 17 or so years. The beauty of a relationship like this is having a group of people with totally different life situations and personalities and ways of looking at the world to help you deal with whatever life throws at you. We've talked each other through new relationships, ended relationships, engagements, weddings, losses of parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, birth of children, cross-continental moves, therapy, buying new houses, buying new cars, grad school, bad mosses, evil co-workers, awful jobs, medical procedures. Life. We talk each other through life.
If you don't have a group like this, I highly recommend finding one. Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, New York City, NY, Baltimore, MD and Columbus, OH. Absence does make the heart grow fonder. And I'm more fond of these people than they could ever know.