For me, I seek continuity in my relationships. Today, I repeat an earlier gift by calling my friend Vin in Massachusetts and read five more chapters from The Racketeer by John Grisham over the phone.
One hallmark of our friendship is its regularity and consistency. Often in the past, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays we would get together at his house at 3P to read; first catching up on our days and then settling in with a good book.
After all the years reading side by side, it’s weird reading aloud over the phone in an empty house . Then I think of the King, LeBron James. LeBron. He feels that he owes the basketball crowd his best effort every night. He reasons correctly that since there are people who have come to see him play for the first time, he “owes” them his best. So I sit at 162 Chases Pond Road as the late fall sun falls behind our many oak trees and give it my all. It’s the least a friend can do. Le Bron would agree.