Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Keep Her Close

Daily Draw: Shaman's Oracle ~ Dancer of Friendship

I don't make friends easily. Of course I have tons of reasons excuses...

I'm reminded by this card of my cousin Margie. We spent much time together as kids, and wrote copious letter in our young adulthood, then our paths diverged for thirty some years. When my little sister was dying last summer Margie stepped in out of the blue and was an incredible support and now we maintain a strong contact. I'm going north to see my mother today, she is going to meet me mid-way. Margie is a perfect friend and I plan on keeping her close.

"'Now isn't that nice!' said the old lady. 'If cousins are the right kind, they're best of all: kinder than sisters and brothers, and closer than friends.'" ~ Elizabeth Enright 1909-1968 Gone-Away Lake


  1. I've got five half-brothers and four (former) step-siblings, none of whom I am in contact with. But I have three cousins I grew up living next to as a young child. We have "cousin summits" each summer and have a wonderful time together. Hope your visit with Margie and your mom goes well.

  2. My best friend is also my cousin

  3. Very heartwarming. A friend I had lost touch with found me a couple years ago and I have been so grateful for it.

    Much Love,


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