“I look around the room and can’t help but think about how it is the little things we look back on in life. I wonder how often people think that they should pay more attention to them.”
― Erika Lance, Behind the Veil
Sometimes the smallest thing creates the biggest buzz.
The picture I posted yesterday caught a lot of people’s eyes. What a joy today has been. Thanks to all who took time to make a comment and fill in some names and historical notes.
This being Friday, if we all could go back in time, we’d be making plans to go out for our usual Friday Happy Hour–or as we so reverently called it back then, P.O.E.T.S. Club. For those of you who don’t know the term, it stands for Piss On Everything Tomorrow’s Saturday. Trust me, after a week in a busy radiology department, you needed to let off some steam. With this group, there was never a shortage of hot air or alcohol at our Friday gatherings.
Faces, names, and stories have been streaming through my mind all day. At the time of yesterday’s picture, the workplace was very different–at least for this small group. The people I worked with were my extended family and just as dysfunctional as my real life family. We may not have always liked each other but we cared about one another. We worked hard together and we played harder. We were young, adventuresome, clueless, and, thank God, lucky.
These years taught me to never underestimate the value of luck or take for granted the kindness of friends. What a wonderful treasury of memories I’ve rediscovered.
“A good friend is a connection to life – a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.”
― Lois Wyse
Have a great weekend, my friends. Take some time to reach out to some old friends.
Love and peace, y’all.