As we were sadly packing up yesterday I glanced at the flower arrangement I brought and realized the flowers had been opening up one by one until the whole arrangement was at its most beautiful!
While Brooke and I were running here and there and sharing long talks on the porch the buds had opened unnoticed… until today-our last-it was in its full glory-what a lovely send-off!
I suppose the old saying ” Ignorance is Bliss” does have its increments of truth since at our last full gathering over 15 months ago none of us realized what was ahead of us and how long it would be before we saw each other again.
Even without the pandemic… grave health issues, unexpected moves, and serious family issues ran rampart though our lives collectively.
As I walked back out to the shore line to once again ponder the magnificent beauty of the ocean and the horizon beyond it…I realized how the challenging problems in life make us fully appreciate the good times even more!
So until tomorrow… Farewell ” Rest In Peace ” … like the blooms on the flowers… sometimes it just takes a little more time for all the blooms to get back in sync…but oh what a lovely picture we hold in our hearts until we gather again-the FOUR of us!
” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh