Well! Well! Well!
Here I sit...at my computer...11.03pm! I had a wonderful lunch with wonderful friends. Paul and Fia arrived at 11am...left at 5.30pm. They and I were sated...over-sated! We grazed and grazed over the pasture of delectable food as we sipped on equally delectable liquids! Yes...I have to honestly admit, the food was a great success and as for that dessert...well, there are no words to describe it!
About 5 minutes after my guests departed, I received a phone call from a young friend of mine, my landlords' 26 year old daughter, asking if she could come down for a drink or two. Of course, you know my answer...so I need not go any further!
Robyn arrived. I brought out some of the luncheon left-overs and, thankfully, she had a hearty appetite after her day teaching. She wanted to share her good news with me of her appointment in 2007 at a school about 40kms out of Roma...south-western Queensland for you who are not familiar with the geography. I am as thrilled about the news as she is. We sat, talked, sipping on a wine or two as we discussed life, hers and mine and the adventures that lay ahead for her...and some that I have had. Sometimes life is terrific and the adrenalin flows...today and tonight have been two of those times.
After Robyn left...which was around 8.30pm...I rang friends of mine....good friends of old. Friends I have known for many, many, many years. We don't often talk together, but that doesn't mean we don't care. I think of them often, and I know, they think of me often. Tonight, unplanned, I called. I am so glad I did.
Friends, good friends...those who know you, like you, love you, warts and all...are friends to cherish. Time in between 'connection' really means little...nothing changes. One crowded hour...is a life time of wonderful memories. I do not ever want to be without my good friends...those who know and understand me...like me for who and what I am. It really doesn't matter if time passes between communication....nothing changes.
I've put on lots of 'fronts'...'facades' throughout the years because I found it necessary to do so in the various and varying different positions I've held in my working career. I don't need to do that any more. I probably never had to do it at all, but I did. I think a lot of us, the majority of us do similar. When it boils down to the nitty-gritty, one doesn't have to do that, but I guess, with maturity (?) one learns that lesson. I think I have learned it...and learned it well.
I said in my previous post that I 'felt it in my bones' that today was going to be a good day. I was right...or my bones were! It has been a marvellous day...and an equally marvellous night. My thanks go to my good friends...not all of them, but those who have shared this day and night with me. Thank you!
PS...I don't mean that I don't thank all of my friends for being my friends...I do...some were included in my conversation yesterday...so they're not forgotten!