I hope that you are fit and fine this lovely day!
How wonderful it is to be home on my hill with people I love and my beautiful dogs. It’s windy and a bit chillier than is customary for April… but gorgeous nevertheless. When I finally get home, no matter where I’ve been, I marvel that I could ever have left and wonder if I can ever do it again. But of course I will – and soon…
I’ve still been mulling over the days in Cyprus and thinking about friendship and how tender and nurturing it is to have true friends.
Today I can’t stay long, but this quotation has been ringing in my mind and almost involuntarily leaping out onto the page. So let me set it free so my mind can rest a little… But before I do that, why not perhaps thinking of calling or writing to at least one good friend and telling them that you appreciate them. In fact you could share this with them if you wish…
No medication is more valuable, none more efficacious, none better suited to the cure of all temporal ills that a friend to whom we can turn for consolation in time of trouble, and with whom we can share our happiness and joy.
Ailred of Rievaulx
Now my mind and my heart are free and I send much love to all my friends – thank you for being in my life; to those who have befriended me then moved away in their lives and apparently out of my life, but not out of my heart; to all those who have done the friendly act of allowing me to befriend the. To friends old and new and those who I’ve not yet met, I’d like to make a toast that I really like and often say…
To laughter and the love of friends.