13 October 2011


The whirl and swirl of the Willow Ball are sweet memories now. What a grand time I had, but all the extravagance, all the glamor, gorgeous as it was brought me back to bedrock today. It certainly enhanced friendships and forged new ones and it struck me how important this is, even in a virtual world. But more I thought of the ways that the friendships closest to home shape and sustain us and how vital it is to nurture and be grateful for these, our most precious relationships.

C.S.Lewis said it well:

“It seems no wonder if our ancestors regarded Friendship as something that raised us almost above humanity. This love, free from instinct, free from all duties but those which love has freely assumed, almost wholly free from jealousy, and free without qualification from the need to be needed, is eminently spiritual. It is the sort of love one can imagine between angels.”
                                                                                                              C. S. Lewis

Here's to the angels in my life. Here's to friendship which sustains us. I'm so grateful.


  1. What a wonderful family you have.

  2. Joy and appreciation multiply with each day of gratitude. I felt the same, after the whirlwind of the ball. I wanted to be quiet in my surroundings, getting ready to celebrate my son's birthday tomorrow (with a three course slurpee meal, hehe, he still has his jaw wired shut).

    Your family just oozes with joy in each other. I love how they respond to you, holding the camera.

  3. Lou, É vero. Grazie.

    Ruth, Happy birthday to your son. He must feel good to get Mom's nurturing just now. We've worked through a lot to get to this blessed place of enjoying one another whole heartedly. And now these two Dear Ones so full of life and joy. Hard not to be grateful.

  4. Isn't it wonderful to count you family among your friends?


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