I MISS EVERYONE! Like Tasha said, I felt lonely when I woke up Sunday morning knowing everyone wasn’t there. I didn’t realize I had gotten so used to the friendly faces and chatter that surrounded me all day. It feels weird being back in the city, with tons of noises and voices, but none of that intimate, candid conversations we had back in West Virginia.
Looking back on the week, I can’t believe how many great laughs and parts of myself I’ve shared with everyone. It seems every few minutes we have a conversation, we ended up laughing so hard our sides hurt. I have never felt more relaxed and comfortable around friends before (seriously, which group feels so comfortable telling fart jokes? And stifling giggles over Dick Burns) As I look at the green string around my wrist, I am reminded of the great memories we’ve shared. But even without the physical place of Gesundheit, I still feel its presence. That incredible joy and happiness I felt during our time there is still real. I hope to keep Happy and Carefree Helen alive as long as I can.