I am scrolling through my Skype chats
and stumble upon the next conversation
of 10 months ago:
Me: How is life in Holland? I heard you had a storm last week! It is my first Christmas party of Couperus Circle in 9 years I cannot attend. Makes me feel sad ;(
My friend: Don’t be sad!! You are in the real Eden!!
I'm going to do my shopping for tomorrow
Me: A beautiful view or precious moment is not half the fun when you don't have a friend to share with
My friend: Now I try to call you
[11/12/2013 15:26:00] *** Call from C, duration 1:47:28. ***
In Holland it was 3 hours earlier, still lunch time. My friend needed to go shopping for the ingredients of her dish for the Christmas lunch at Couperus Circle, our POWERtallk club in The Hague. She also had to prepare dinner for her family, but postponed everything for a friendly chat of almost 2 hours.
I am grateful for the friends who sometimes literally, talked me through the difficult times this past year. Your calls, visits and generous welcome when coming home to Europe, feel like a warm blanket around me. You charged my batteries and helped me up when I was low.
I am blessed with friends for whom it is true that
“No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship
of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth”
(quote by Robert Southy)