Facebook may be most known for absorbing colossal amounts of our time, but maybe it is best known for reuniting people who would have otherwise fallen out of touch forevermore. When a facebook friend tagged me in an old high school photo, I smiled with nostalgia as I thought, “Hey, I remember that sweater!” (I’m so deep, eh?!) But the true delight of the photo was being ‘friended’ by a few people who didn’t yet know I was on facebook. One of those people was Arnie Casavant, the art teacher at my Alma mater (Oliver Ames High School in North Easton, Massachusetts). I never took art, I don’t think, but he was also our class advisor. After a few “Nice to hear from you” volleys, consistent with common facebook protocol, our dialogue politely concluded. Yet when he posted a picture of one of his own pieces of art, our dialogue re-opened and we found ourselves discussing the possibility of his coming to teach a landscape painting art class at the inn. (The first one is scheduled for July 13-15, 2012. Details on the website.) He and his wife drove to Okemo Valley, scoping out the potential painting sites in this art-rich area, and Michael and I visited with them in our living room for a couple of hours. What fun to talk through details of the painting seminar, but also to share some experiences we’ve all had in the 20 year space since last seeing one another (24 years really, in case anyone is counting!). I’m not a huge facebook fan but am grateful for this chance to re-encounter a person from my past — and now of my present too!