Our American guests all began their journey home today. Everything now seems a bit flat. We've had so much fun, so much putting the world to rights. But there has been something a bit surreal about the past week. The very beautiful Scottish weather, unusual for the time of year added to that surreality. Our routine was way off kilter. We ate too much and drank too much and giggled our way through the days - and nights. Its going to be hard to pick up the pieces and try to get back to some sort of normality. But aren't we so fortunate to have had such a great visit? And we've been creating memories. Memories that will sustain us until we can get together across the pond once more.
Even in the mundane every day, its good to have an awareness of memories being created, of sustenance being laid in store.
These beautiful primroses are blooming in the most unlikely places right now. They can't fail to bring cheer wherever they are found. They'll remind me for some time to come of a leisurely walk to the beach, of the excitement of flying kites. Of memories laid deep in my soul. Of love that transcends physical borders and distance and time. Such is the tenacity of friendship.