The emails continue to arrive daily. Thank you, your input and comments are appreciated.The past few days have certainly kept me busy trying to reply to all that correspondence!
Last night , I was saddened to hear from a friend of some 15 + years, that he has been diagnosed with cancer. He had tests last week which confirmed a tumour and the biopsy results came through yesterday. He is, I suspect in denial right now, as he appeared to be nonplussed about it.He is a single man, never married and had his fair share of good fortune, having won the first prize in lotto some years ago which set him up financially but he has never been in any relationship and his constant companion is his dog, Oscar.It’s bad enough that he has been struck down with this insidious illness but knowing that he will not have anyone to share his most intimate feelings and fears, is even sadder. Yes, he has friends and family but it’s not the same as a soul mate, the one and only person who understands the real you and with whom you feel completely at ease and able to be yourself, fears and all.He will need to summon up every ounce of courage he has because he is literally, in for the fight of his life.
Times such as these are a wake up call. I know for me they are, having been though similar circumstances. I know the importance of having people around whom you can trust and rely on to stick by you and not abandon you.You certainly find out who your friends are!!!!!!!!!!
I have no real plans for the week end. Perhaps go out and check out some SLR cameras, as Prue wants one for Christmas. This year, I am not going to leave everything until the last minute. My Christmas gift is going to be tickets to Leonard Cohen for a Day on the Green being held at Rochford Winery in the Yarra Valley.