From Chicken Soup for the Soul Daily Inspirations for Women

August 31

Henning around, we called it. Getting together with a sister or two and doing girl stuff. This weekend six hens are having a reunion—sans husbands and children—at a cottage on a lake. We canoe, swim, work on our tans. Two us bike the county trails and play tennis; three shop. Miss Solitude claims the hammock for hours of uninterrupted quiet.

Later, over plates of linguine and crusty bread, we share the day, and under the onyx sky, the talk turns to the usual: old boyfriends, the best songs to slow-dance to, the most romantic thing our partners ever did. A sleepy hush falls over us like fleece.

“Bedtime,” sing-songs one of the moms. No one begs for five more minutes.

Our last morning, we sweep the floors, straighten the beds and say good-bye to the lake, until next time.

Henning around. Just some chicks leaving the nest for a while, in search of nothing special. And finding it. Special.

Chris Miota

When women get together
to do nothing special, they
sometimes find something very special.

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