Your job on Earth, therefore, is not to learn (because you already know), but to remember Who You Are. And to remember who everyone else is. ---Neale Donald Walsch
We left this morning in a mad rush leaving my stocking hat forgotten by the door and I had in my haste put on the coat with the newly broken zipper. No problem as we were just headed to an indoor science class I thought. But when after class, two moms, K and N, suggested the park nearby I almost passed, thinking it too cold, we had too much still to do this day. Yet something told me to go.
And I am so glad I did for there is pleasure to be found in brisk air that awakens and clears the mind. (how is it that i so often forget this?) There was beauty waiting in the blue sky, in the children's laughter. I just had to open to it. The other moms noticed it too, the simple beauty of the afternoon.
Sometimes it just hits me how important our girlfriends are. One of the mommies, K, is facing a personal health journey of her own that is much more immediate than mine. She was diagnosed with lymphoma and begins chemo on Friday. Her posture was that of a warrior. I was/am so amazed at her. She was Sekhmet, the Goddess of Bravery today, with her hair shorn and ready for what awaits. I took a good long look at her today and at my other friend, the way their eyes were lit up with joy, the way they passed out encouraging words and there was never an end to the kindnesses. All of the saying about the treasure of friendship is true and I find myself at this moment being extremely grateful for each and every dear friend.