is that time together isn't canceled out by time apart.
One doesn't erase the other
or balance it on some invisible scale.
You can spend a few hours with someone
and they will change your life,
or you can spend a lifetime with a person
and remain unchanged."
Michael Robotham (The Night Ferry)
True friends you are..
our time apart has not been canceled out..
in my unplanned absence from this refuge of mine.
I have changed..
yet stayed the same in my time away...my time under the bell jar...
funny how hours turn into days turn into weeks..
turn into a month...
and the winds and rain and snow have touched us all..
Thanksgiving has come and gone...
and Christmas and a New Year are on the horizon.
and I want to say..
I appreciate all of you ..
and leave you with a gift of friendship.
for you all..
enjoy your white time