The Full Moon Lunch

I had lunch with a good friend yesterday.  We both have ADHD, so we don't get together as much as we'd like. This seems to be a common problem amongst the ADHD set: the weeks slip into months and next thing you know it's been half a year (or more) since you talked to each other.  You're busy, you forget... you know how it is.  We have no sense of time and often aren't aware of just how much time has gone by.

That's how friendships deteriorate.  I don't want that to happen.  

My grandfather and I were very close.  We had a standing "phone date" every Thursday evening from when I started college in 1983 (yes I'm that old) until he passed away in 2011.  That worked out great.  I only forgot to call him a few times in all those years.  Much as I'd love to, it isn't practical to do that with everyone I want to keep in touch with (although I do have recurring calls set up with a few people).  Mathematically, there just aren't enough hours in the day for a weekly chat with everyone I want to stay close to.  Plus, some people think Facebook is an adequate substitute for actual human contact.  But that's another issue...

My friend had a brilliant solution.  How about a lunch every full moon, he asked?  Perfect, I replied. So that's what we're going to do.  Now we have a naturally-occurring event that we can use to mark the passage of time.  

See you on the next full moon, G!