After days of facilitating transformational insights, we had a final dinner together at the Mexican restaurant below. While snapping a few pictures of the colorful decor, the other was getting caught up on work emails.
How many once-in-a-lifetime moments do we get?
The boss found out first a couple weeks ago. Then two days ago the colleague he respects immeasurably found out (second) via phone call. Yesterday everyone found out via an (earlier than expected) official email invitation from the boss.
The third person to find out was a client who would wonder why he never said anything all week. To nip that in the bud, he told her last night after the program, and asked her not to tell his colleague because he would do that himself at dinner.
Before the menus were opened, the colleague starts reading aloud the announcement from his work phone email.
It was a moment.
He understood after the explanation.
The next level of mid life celebration officially begins.