This morning I served as the liturgist for the seminary chapel service in which my Best Seminary Friend was the preacher. Two weeks ago, we were in reverse roles. It's beginning to dawn on us that this is it ~ after three years and a couple of major life transitions, we are about to graduate and will most likely land in separate states.
I plan to celebrate this friendship forever. It is, I think, one of the greatest gifts seminary has offered me. We're very different ~ this morning we concluded that she is Glinda and I am Elphaba. She is the summery Christian and I am the wintery one. She arrives in a bubble, and I ride a broomstick. (OK, the analogy isn't perfect. She's not blonde and I'm not green.)
If you know about my obsession with Wicked from from my old blog, you know that the first time I saw it, I concluded from one of the first lines that it's a Calvinist musical: "Are some people born wicked, or is wickedness thrust upon them?" So it's appropriate, I think, that we have adopted those characters. We are a perfect match, two best friends in the Emerald City.