C and I attended law school together, at least for the first two years. During our third year, she actually studied at a different law school, but we ended up at the same graduation ceremony last May and we received the same degree from the same university. I didn't have a lot of interaction with C during law school, but like I told her when I first saw her today, I remember her as somebody that was very nice to me, yet I wasn't sure why she was nice to me. To me, that seems a bit strange at first, and I tend to look for ulterior motives rather than to just enjoy a person's pleasantness. That's my weakness though, and I hope to rid myself of it at some point. As it turns out, though, C had no hidden agenda, either in regard to her kindness toward me in law school, or in relation to her willingness to meet up with me now. At least not that I've yet discovered.
So I know I've said something like this before, but my time with C was the best time that I've had while working on this project. Yes, I understand that I'm a bit unreliable and that I might've made this claim about somebody else and about some other experience on some other day, but this time I really, really mean it. Trust me. Kindness, generosity, excitement, and a huge umbrella? Check, check, check, and check. This had it all. If you haven't visited the JFK / Sixth Floor Museum, put it on your list. It was an emotionally charged game-changer and well-worth the price of admission. If you haven't eaten at Bandito's Tex-Mex, check it out. I doubt you'll regret it, though your belt may. And, most importantly, if you have not spent time talking with C, learning about her, and hearing her story, do it now. Like me, you will not be sorry, and you'll walk away from it thinking that it might have been just about the greatest experience of your journey.
Ok, I need to run. I'm meeting somebody soon and I think that it may be epic.