The “Ha!” Part of It

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?” ~ A. A. Milne

“We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.” ~ Ray Bradbury

“One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people.” ~ John O’Donohue

Time’s getting on for the morning. And it is wicked cold outside. Of course I still am getting the chills once in a while, so I may be biased about the wickedness of the cold. Nonetheless, regardless, whatever. By all rights I should have rested throughout the day yesterday, but I had a lunch date with an old coworker. We worked together for over ten years. No way was I going to cancel on that. She is one of my best. Now, getting over whatever the heck illness I’m fighting can resume. But here is the “Ha!” part of it. Such deep friendship is a true force in healing. I worded that sentence carefully; I did not intend to get all kinda sorta Hallmark-y on all y’all. So, yeh, it was good. The burger was good as well, though beef sits too heavy with me these days. Hmmmm, there’s nothing like a good burger, right. Ouch. In the meantime, my brain has about used up it’s allocation of energy for now. The body shuts off the least important systems to divert the energy toward recovery, then healing. Apparently the intellect can wait in such cases. Mine has to.

Peace out, y’all. Goof gloriously.

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