Photo credit, (c) Louise at The Story Teller’s Abode
We’d been friends for many years. That year, our families took a vacation together. The sights were beautiful.
Michael was not sleeping. He was constantly on the go. His dad wouldn’t let him go alone for fear he’d not return, so I tried to keep up with him. Once, his dad accompanied him, and they’d both come back angry.
I was tired.
It was sunrise. He grasped my hand and raced us toward the water. “A boat! We’ll sail in a boat!”
He looked crestfallen as we saw that the tide was low. Michael sat in the wet sand. “I’m sorry. I think I’m out of control. I never asked what you want to do.”
I smiled. “I want to sit still with you, and watch the tide come in.”
“Still my friend?”
“Yes, still friends, Michael.”
He put his arm around me and said, “Thank you for looking out for me.”
I sat pondering, knowing that someday I’d need my space, hoping he’d understand.
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