Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered.
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”
~ A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
The last of our guests left us today to travel home. The house and ranch are quiet, and there is space now to sit back, relax, and soak in the activities of the weekend. M and I have been comparing notes, catching each other up on conversations one or the other missed, and sometimes sitting in the contented kind of silence that occurs after you’ve had a wonderful weekend with friends.
We went to the northern part of Assateague Island in Maryland to see the ponies and the birds, to walk on the beach and to wade in the ocean or watch the waves reach the shore. We went to Chincoteague Island and the southern part of Assateague in Virginia to see more wild horses, birds, and waves on the beach. We went out to watch sunsets, and to eat lunch and dinner. We stayed in for some meals, and took walks around the Wabi-Sabi Ranch. We explored historic Princess Anne, and learned a little about the history of this part of the world.
A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
~ Bernard Meltzer
Except for the day everyone arrived (Thursday, when it rained), we had beautiful weather for seeing some of the Eastern Shore sights.
For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?
Seek him always with hours to live.
For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.
And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
~ Khalil Gibran, The Prophet
We did all sorts of things and maybe someday sooner or later I’ll tell you the stories of the weekend, but right now I just want to convey the feelings, the laughter, the sharing, and the camaraderie.
The World is so empty if one thinks only of the mountains, rivers, and cities; but to know someone who thinks and feels with us, and who, though distant is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
How was your weekend? Did you do anything exciting, or maybe not so exciting but worth a mention?
I have a bazillion photos to sort through, and hope to share with you soon. Thank you so much for visiting today, and joining me in a quick hopscotch through the weekend. I hope your days have been as fine as mine.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂
On this 7th day of the 100 Days of Gratitude challenge, I am grateful for a long weekend spent with friends; shared laughter; shared sunsets; long talks as we sat around the kitchen table; and safe travels for my friends.