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Saturday, 25 June 2011

Saturday 25 June -New Start

Well, here I am back again. For various reasons I haven't blogged for ages, and coming back to the site I see all the beautiful photos that Em has put. The standing tall shadow is still beautiful, and just as inspiring.

So, I am now going to make an effort to get into posting more often- which will be quite complicated as I am off to Thailand in two weeks, but more of that later.
So, for today, what are days for? To-day was about making time for people, and realising again the importance of conversation, of sharing your life. I had coffee this morning with a lady who you used to visit my Mum, and who has made the effort to keep up with me, where I would have failed.
Anyway, I haven't seen her in about 6 months, and she walked through the door with her usual beaming smile.
I hadn't wanted to make space for her to-day- in yet as we talked I found out that her sister had died of cancer at the end of April, and she was carrying a burden of raw grief.
It was a privilege to share with her and talk with her. Prior to my Mum being ill I would never have had a friendship with her, and someone who I would never deemed important in my world, or would have made time for. She showed me immense kindness, love and generosity when I needed it, to-day I am reminded again of how I used to put many people in 'boxes' and then dismissed them from my world. Days are for sharing your lives with people and meeting them at the point where they are, no matter how young or old  they are. At the point of meeting you have the opportunity to learn so much, that is relationship.

Now to practical stuff- I go to Thailand in 12 days time.......lots to do....lots to prepare.... and as ever too many lists.....but a heatwave is promised for tomorrow too.. so sunny days:)


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