Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sadness and excitement all on one day

I was out watering the plants on the patio against the scorching heat when my friend from down the street, who's moving away, stopped by,and explained that since it is so hot, I should take liquids to stay hydrated.  And gave me a bottle of wine, cracking up laughing.  And a box of rainbow cookies.  And a giant box of Whitman Sampler chocolates.  This is his goodbye gift.  

Moving on Thursday, to the great sadness of the whole neighborhood.  Longtime friend to Handsome Partner and me, visited faithfully right to the end of HP's life, said goodbye while he was dying, shares a birthday with Handsome Son.  Many connections.  But he needs to be nearer his daughter and granddaughter, so he's moving. Not all that far, next state, but I doubt if we'll see much of him.

So I plunged into art after I got back from the farm with great goodies, and if you want to see what happened this afternoon, go here:  http://beautifulmetaphor.blogspot.com/  Art the great healer!

Now I have to go eat a giant salad of Jersey corn, Jersey cucumber, Jersey onions finely minced, and Jersey tomatoes, all the first of the season.  And maybe a little glass of white wine in departing friend's honor.

3 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

It's always sad when good friends need to move away. They definitely leave a big void in your life. btw - we got our food box today too (radishes, cucumber, zucchini, potatoes, lettuce, raspberries, bananas, peppers)

Minimiss said...

So sad when good friends move. Nearly as sad as being the movee. I'm sure he'll miss you as much as you miss him.

dogonart said...

Moving on...part of life's process..another test of our intestinal fortitude. As if we didn't have enough to cope with. We seem to turn to food on these occasions. Your Jersey salad sounds delish. I'll have a glass of white wine with you. Cheers!