If I were a spider, I’d be a Brown Recluse. I like to hide away in dark places, and if anyone disturbs me I usually bite them. But recently I’ve been making a point of seeing an old friend. A few weeks ago her sister and I went shopping and met her at the mall. I hadn’t seen Kendra in a long time, but it didn’t seem to matter. She helped me pick out a dress and we watched Bethany not buy anything.
After the mall we went to a home meeting at a couple’s house that meets with Christians on Campus. I don’t even remember what the topic was that we fellowshipped over, something about the love of God I think or maybe it was loving others or loving God or something related to love. I don’t know. All I remember was that I realized how much I missed spending time with Kendra. We were never close, but we did have one class together at OU – American Government. A typical class period would involve our professor telling us about her foot surgery, her speeding ticket, or complaining about someone in her department while Kendra and I played hangman or tic-tac-toe.
After that I facebooked her and asked her if she wanted to do something, fully expecting her to say no or not reply because she’s way cooler than me. But to my surprise she actually wanted to meet up with me. We went to the same mall again because I had a coupon for the Republic of Bananas (Banana Republic) that was only good for that day. Lunch in the food court was really sweet and not awkward at all. We just talked about what we’d been up to and I think I brought up some things I’d been enjoying from the Bible lately.
After that we decided to meet for lunch today at Johnny Carino’s, and I just have to say that I’m finding out that sometimes it’s kinda nice to not live in the shadows. Lunch today was really fun. All we did was talk and eat. No big deal. I think maybe this is my new desensitization strategy for being around people. Crowds (more than 3 people) still make me want to bite someone, but one person isn’t so bad.