Today felt a lot like summer, even though we are still about 12 days out. We took a little bit of a vacation day at home. You know. A sort of pre-celebration to the Summer Solstice.
Some friends came up from Cincy. We had lunch at the awesome Bistro at Eagles Point. It was delicious in every way.
Then we all came back to the house for swimming and cut-throat Corn Hole.
We played with the goats, and the geese, and the chickens. We watched the barn be built. Those sorts of things.
And I picked up pizza for dinner. It was both fun and relaxing. I would make up one of those combined words out of that… but it sounds like we were four old women having gas. Fulaxing.
Most of all, it was great to spend time with dear friends.
Good Friends. Now that is a wondrous thing. If we are lucky enough to have them in this life. We share our experiences and our lives with our close friends. Many times we have similar viewpoints, or thoughts about values, and priorities. And we share important things…. like those unexpected things that happen in life. We are there for the highs and lows. The goods, and the bads. And even the uglies.
When we have those very incredible friends, we know what we know… sometimes without even saying a word.
With friends. We build. We think. We grow.
And we are there. For one another.
We listen. We trust. We believe.
Barbra Streisand sang… “People who need people, are the luckiest people.” And it is true. The luckiest.
Yep. I like those summer days with friends.
“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”
― Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
“Pooh!” he whispered.
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”
― A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner
“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
― Anaïs Nin