Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Yes, Why not?"

You all know Ivan, by now. He was my ever-present sidekick in Porto Alegre.

Ivan gives the most thoughtful presents of any guy I've ever known. I've seen it. And when I left Porto Alegre, he handed me a little gift bag--flowery and light--and said he had tried to come up with something that would be easy to keep with me. (Ivan and I both will likely have several two-suitcase-moves around the world still ahead.)

I was deeply touched and delightfully humored by what was inside that little gift bag, though not at all surprised.

They are buttons--transport-friendly reminders of all the great times, laughter and seriousness, binges and bonding, dancing and chilling, and fantastic friendship we've shared.