Today is Thursday. Today, I spent the day with a very amazing person. And she just asked me who the f**k was that? Now she sits next to me, I do not see my blog today making any sense until she has gone to make another gallon of chocolate coffee.
I think the UK is rich with people like my friend. In all seriousness, I find that when governments persecute their citizens, real compassionate human beings emerge. My friend has been tortured and persecuted for a number of years. She is sitting near me playing Streets of London on my guitar with sensory deprived hands, a collapsed spine and leg issues. Yet, when we engage in conversation it always turns to how we can help others, the vulnerable, the disparaged in society.
I know I sound like a message caught in a loop; but community is so important. Love is so vital. Connection is so valuable. We need to be each other’s cheerleader, mentor, sounding board, friend.
Over the years, I have lost people who I considered friends. This whole nasty business has frightened most of them away. But then, we are given the privilege of having new people come into our lives; people who understand even if it’s difficult to understand. People who have suffered in life and know what it means to try and ease the suffering of others.
What have I done to deserve this?! I don’t know what I’ve done but I am truly grateful when someone loves me enough to travel thousands of miles and treats me like I’m special.
I hope you feel special like me…:)