“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya AngelouIf it weren't for the small network of wonderful and supportive women here, I don't know how I'd manage. When my friend Tara came to my place for dinner, she brought along a bag full of desserts. And then she pulled out a bouquet of tulips and handed them to me. "I bought this for you because I know how much you like photographing flowers". Her thoughtful gesture warmed my heart and will be remembered long after the flowers have died.
Oftentimes, months go by before I realized that I haven't caught up with a friend. Even one who lives down the road from me. If anything, the last two decades have taught me a lot about mortality. Friends and relatives who'd suddenly passed on, family members who had successfully beaten cancer and others who didn't. Life is short. And precious.
Over the years, I've stayed in touch with old friends, made new friends, learned to deal with friends who weren't particularly nice, talked to numerous strangers, gained a little wisdom so I can discern better.......... As I listened to them, I've learned that every person has an extraordinary tale to tell.
Many of you have been silent readers of this blog. Perhaps, you've interacted with me. I'd like to get to know you better. Tell me something about yourself. I'd love to hear your story.