Where the pavement ends

I live much of my life surrounded by technology and people involved in technology who are all talking about technology. I tech, and progress. I also love spending time with old friends, something I don’t get to do enough.

This past weekend, I had the chance to do it for the first time in a long time.  I hadn’t seen many of these friends in ten years or longer. I was wondering if we would still have things to talk about, and if things would be like they were a long time ago.

That anxiety disappeared when I drove off the pavement in the Central Valley.

When I got there, I realized that my friends, were still my friends.  We’ve grown up, and spent most of our time hearing about each others’ kids, but the comfort I had with the conversation was different than I have with other people on a regular basis.  I was more comfortable, more relaxed. Not sure, if it was the friends, or the location, but it might have been a little of both.

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