Tennyson has a quote that I remember from college-
"I am part of all that I have met."
I always liked that.
Even though we won't all be together this weekend, I want- no, I demand- that you all have an outstanding time. Whatever it is you're up to- have an outrageous, absurd, ridiculous time at it.
Take some time out at some point, though, and just think of each other. Think of all the other parts of yourself, wherever they may be, and know that somewhere, they are thinking about you, too. Maybe at that very moment.
There's a lot of shared history there. And, trust me, there is so much more history to write. And one thing we share this weekend is that we all want the same thing, to be back together again. And we will be, before we know it.
(And here's to getting Trafton behind a fucking guitar-- asap!)