“Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.” – Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
I’ve finally found you to see the most beautiful sundog. Without you, I wouldn’t be able to experience half the things I’ve experienced in my life. It just wouldn’t be the same. You fill my life with so many things that are good and I can’t wait to explore every inch of the earth with you.
One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. “Which road do I take?” she asked. “Where do you want to go?” was his response. “I don’t know”, Alice answered. “Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.”
- Lewis Caroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear” – Mark Twain
So I’ve been sitting here staring at my computer screen for the last half an hour trying to pinpoint what I want to say about friendship. It’s a difficult topic to broach because people by their very nature are generally quite sensitive when it comes to talking about relationships of any kind. Some might think what I am about to say is totally immature or even plain childish. However, I believe that anyone who values friendship and the importance of having close supportive friends may understand what I’m going on about.
Our stay in Santorini wasn’t all sun and blue skies. In fact, on the day we arrived we could not see a single thing. The whole caldera was covered by a weird mist. The locals had never seen anything like it and it was definitely something out of the ordinary. J and I just looked at each other thinking “Shit. This must be karma for all those times we laughed at our friends that visited Queensland and only ever saw rain. HOW is it even POSSIBLE that there be no sun in SANTORINI???”. So this got me thinking. Do I believe in karma? Does anyone else actually believe in karma??
I have been back from the Baltic for over a week now. The first night I came back I slept like a baby for 16 hours straight from 12am to 4pm the next day. I was so shocked when I saw the clock and didn’t even know it was possible to sleep that long without my bladder waking me up in protest. I suppose that was how tired I was from the long flights.