My friends & I belong to the Sisterhood of our temple. We have shared many an interesting adventure on various levels. A particularly special friend of ours has been dealing with a life threatening illness for some years now. For a time each & every treatment that the doctors have offered in the variety of choices have been wonderfully effective. Until now.
Throughout the summer a small group of us have been traveling into the Boston area to visit our dear friend. Our wish is that our visits offer comfort & support. Today will be one of those visits.
These are heartwrenching trips each step of the way. Repeatedly we are reminded to accept the fact that our time here is temporary, that we are so very mortal. For the vast millenniums we human beings have populated the earth, yet each individual is here for a very short time. Each are on a journey, yes one step at a time. For many it is a conscious choice to support & comfort one another. Be it the early years of our toddling out, to the middle years of seemingly endless time raising our families & going through what families tend to go through. To the final sphere that our paths take us to. In my belief we never walk alone, the spirit that has given us life is always with us. I also believe that the finest act of humanity any individual can do is to be there for another. To gaze into that person's eyes- I understand, we say, often without words, friendship=love.