I’m a bit more settled. I talked things over with J and S (the two people from RR who know the full story) and brought P (best friend in England) into the loop, for his feedback as well.
I crafted a text (since I now know my number isn’t blocked) and sent the following:
I’m glad we ran into each other today. If you feel up to it, there’s a lot I’d like to talk to you about. You mentioned that Blvd doesn’t want us in contact and I don’t want to put you in an awkward position by forcing anything. I would love to sit down with you over coffee, but recognize that might not be possible. Barring that, would you be willing to talk over the phone? Or even via text? Again, I don’t want to make you uncomfortable. Honestly, the idea of reestablishing our relationship (whatever that may look like in light of everything that has happened) makes me happy. I miss my best friend. If you have any questions of me, please ask. I like to think that, if we manage to speak for a while, many of your questions will be answered. Also, please know that there is no rush. I’m willing to work with your schedule as you process everything.
Now, I wait. If nothing else, my forgiveness meditations will be a little easier in light of our conversation today.