Archive for October 16th, 2011

Orientation

October 16, 2011

“It is not that I avoided the interview,” said Max, as he was known to his friends, “I just lost track of my schedule, and forgot when I was supposed to show. So I kept walking, until I was reoriented in time. This is not exactly how Rings came to be, but it’s one of the stories I like to tell about it.”

That night I counted myself lucky to be considered his friend, even if the friendship was to last a mere five hours. There had been a firm beginning to our acquaintance, when we shook hands earlier in the evening and then sat down to dinner, and a clear conclusion, when we shook hands once more around two a.m., the promise to see each other again implicit in the parting word “Goodbye.”

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