“The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.” ~Elbert Hubbard, The Notebook, 1927
Our friend Hugh Curtler wrote this week about Friendship, a post worth pondering. Reading off line, I wrote a reply to send when on line (now) but circumstances dictate responding via a just-received example of friendship.
In my unhurried off-line reply, I mentioned one dear friend who emails about twice a month. She always asks, “Lisa, How are you? How’s your back? Do you need anything? Are you OK?”
This past Tuesday I dropped a music CD at her house after visiting the nearby Portoviejo Museo. Stocked with ‘survival’ groceries in case the heavy rains provoked more mud slides, I needed to get home before dark.
At sunset I photographed the reservoir, which lacked about a sneeze worth’s of water to send the excess over the spillway.
That night and last night we received more heavy rains. The waters now reach the high-water level, and the surplus is surely generating enough electricity to illuminate the planet!
Water hyacinths cascade over the spillway, and chocolate-colored water marks the beginning of Rio Portoviejo. After taking photos, I drove to Ayacucho to make progress on neglected cyber tasks.
Waiting in the inbox was an email from my friend Dady. The subject read “Lisa Are You OK?”
“Hmmm,” I thought, “she must know more about something than I!” Continue reading