My best friend and I have been best friends for 20 years this month.
Sometimes, this is difficult for me to believe.
The picture above was taken nearly seven years ago, right after her house burned down, and I had a heart attack. We look pretty good, considering. Above, we’re checking out snapshots from my (then-somewhat recent) wedding.
At some point during this converstion, we began discussing my family; my in-laws. After the fire, my then-mother in law had done the gorgeous thing of crocheting Jade a blanket. We were all grateful. In the early days of tragedy, Jade had toted the blanket around with her.
Being silly and cute, we decided to wrap ourselves up in it. Jade’s mother, Das, was snapping photos of us all the while, capturing our sillies in real time.
It was with no small amount of irony, then, that we rang in our 20th year together in Melbourne, with me wearing the same dress as I was wearing in these photos above.