|Hair by Neville Lenus Cooper, Newcastle|
Big Nev cut my hair again this morning. He did a great job of the ‘messy look’ which I lurve. So it did my heart good, at the end of another week of constant torrential rain which dulls the soul and sinks one into thinking I will never live to see the sun again, to have the most wonderful chance encounter with a friend.
Of course, being the frivolous person I am, the thought immediately went through my mind how perfect it all was – step out of the hairdressers with a new ‘do’ and run into someone you know! Couldn’t be better! Immediately I seized the day – Carpe Diem – and suggested coffee. Stephanie would be proud of me.
Sometimes you just need to connect. Is this just me, or a girl thing? And after a week of rainy menopausal irrits, an unexpected encounter with a friend who you are happy to see is the best medicine I could have wished for.
It doesn’t have to be a long time.
It doesn’t have to be a deep conversation.
It doesn’t have to be expensive.
It doesn’t have to be scheduled.
It doesn’t need any number of things.
It was just about the joy of a happy and unexpected encounter with a friend. It lifted my spirits. It gave me energy. I hope it did for my friend too.
To my coffee friends today – you know who you are – I think you are fantastic and I am very privileged to be your friend. I look forward to your company all the time and anticipate an ongoing and rewarding friendship with you. (How’s that, Stephanie?)
But I am sooo over this freakin’ rain!