Last week while I was deep in introspection, I was thinking of all the blessings my Guardian Angel brought me. They came in many forms but the one that took me by surprise the most was the kindness that several blogger friends offered. It is surprising because I have never met all of them but the sincerity they expressed made me feel like we were ancient friends.
It is very difficult for a woman to make friends, especially if she is a wife and a mother and a professional. I have found that I have fellow professionals at work who belong to the category of friends but appropriately our responsibilities take precedence over our emotional needs. I go to work to do my job, that is my primary responsibility and the friendship that develop in the workplace is an extra benefit. If friends at work are part of the compensation package, I can say that I am well compensated.
There is a part of me, however, that is not known to most of my fellow professionals. Most don't know, for example, that painting and drawing are integral parts of my life, that I cannot help but draw and paint. If I had to stop painting, I would not know myself. I also discovered that I derive pleasure from writing. The blogs have offered me the opportunity to do both. Somewhere along the lines, I met other bloggers through reading their comments in other blogs that interested me.
Last week, several bloggers did what I did not expect. I am grateful for their support, kindness and love. If we were in the same room together, I would have given each and everyone of them a heartfelt hug.
I thought about what I could do and being in the blogs, there is not much I can do other than declare my appreciation and a promise that I hope to return the favor at an opportune moment. So I thought about drawing this image of two artists meeting for coffee or tea, except I realize that a few special blogger friends of mine are writers and photographers. Therefore I would suspect that if they are one of the women illustrated above, they may have carried their very huge laptop or photo prints.
If I were to select the bloggers I would like to sit down with for coffee or tea it would be the following special people:
and last but not least and always,