Alright, third installment of good times three days running…this one involving a trio of longtime friends!
The morning after the LIVEstrong party, my pal Melinda suggested we get together for some free performances on the Boston Common. I was more than game as long as parking was stress-free (I’m a real wuss that way). Melinda rolled right over my reticence, and we were on. Well, it’s a good thing I didn’t back out, because Melinda had a real surprise up her sleeve. She’d been conspiring with Sally, who lives in the vicinity of Washington DC; not exactly around the block. As I pulled up to the parking garage (no sweat), Melinda was waiting for me with Sally at her side. Oh joy! The only thing better would have been if Kate, Amy and Kristin had popped out of the bushes as well.
We were in the midst of that bloody heat wave, and although we enjoyed some rousing gospel sung by a choir composed of students from the Berklee College of Music, it was (to quote Cole Porter vis Ella Fitzgerald) too darn hot. So, we did the only sensible thing and retired to Charles street for lunch in the cave-like atmosphere of Figs. Afterward, with iced coffees in hand, we debated how best to spend our precious few hours together. Fortunately, Melinda has a dear family member with a lovely home a mere eight blocks from where we were debating. Better yet, knowing that I spend a lot of time in Boston, this family member had generously provided me with a key in case I ever needed a place to rest or crash. She was out of town but just a phone call away, and we received her blessing to go hang out.
It was, quite simply, air conditioned bliss. We draped ourselves over the comfortable furniture and happily chatted away until it was time to whisk Sally off to the airport. I love my friends!!! All of them!!!