I was so hoping to spend a few minutes with my friend before I fly cross country but time does not permit this luxury. If we had met up, I would probably be sad that he’s not joining me on this flight. I think of him and can’t stop smiling. I remember one of his urbane jokes or texts while I am on call and I laugh out loud. Such is the heady stuff of finding an affirming soul with which to connect. I just can’t resist a heroic man and he’s no exception to heroism. I will miss him on this trip but he’s off on his adventures doing more amazing stuff. One day, we have both promised, we will vacation here together but I am not sure the world is ready for the two of us in the same location!