Earlier this evening a friend posted this on Facebook “Tired and emotional. This might not be a great weekend for my husband”.
At the time I felt sorry for the poor bloke and marvelled at how balanced I was feeling.
An hour later I was texting a friend and catching up on the week. She was excited because she is off to Hong Kong tomorrow. And Boom! (Quote).
The Artist had the grave misfortune to ask me what’s up? referring to who I was conversing with via text. And I crumpled and started to cry.
Because you see, two of my best friends are going to be based in Hong Kong in a few months time and I’m not going to be there to be part of it. Long story short, they are two of my favourite people in the world, they have never actually met each other but I cannot tell you how much each means to me. The one is my total rock and has been since before we had boobs. The other makes me laugh almost every.single.day. And both accept me without judgement.
I have put them together in a professional sense and I know that they are going to love each other. And I am so sad for me that I have geographically lost them both yet I am so happy for them that they are going to have each other.
I have researched that there is a flight out of Sydney at 3.45pm on a Friday and another that can bring me back by 7.15am on a Monday. Because if they’re both there, I cannot possibly go for long without them.
To my friend who is embarking on her new journey in Honkers I give to you this Irish blessing – even though we are not Irish but we drink like them:
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
To my friend already there – I am sending you our sister from another mother.
Look after each other ladies, it’s going to be wonderful and magical and fantastical.
Love and light (and tears as I write this)