People with us

It was lovely to see friends yesterday and to catch up on all sorts of things.  Wish I had written the following, but it was by Frederick Buechner:

You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives with you.

I am not so sure about carrying the world in my stomach, though sometimes it reminds me vividly of all sorts of things. But I absolutely agree with the rest of it. As we get older, it becomes more and more true, for we are always aware of our friends and our family, whether they are close by or far away, whether they are living or dead. How many times do I say, “As my Granny used to say……..” And now I am the grandma myself. And so the circle of life goes on.

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