That we'd reconnected in the ether with social media allowing us to have found each other and giving glimpses into our lives.
But we hadn't seen each other in almost 15 years.
I mentioned that I went to Austin in December. I was wrapping up a year of travel, of exploring, and of doing things I've been saying for years I'd do. That happened to include visiting my friend E. and his lovely family.
When I opened E's door to head off with the lovely Jote for a cold morning walk, and she bounced her excitement at me... All that was dispelled. This was Jote, and her essential, quintessential, Jote-ness still speaks to my heart.
A couple years ago, I wrote about Jote "Older. Wiser. More bad-ass." So true. She's a woman with a generous heart, an impeccable sense of what's needed, a snarky sense of humour in a very loving way. She's found a community of women friends that suits her, but I'm glad I'm still among them, even remotely.