This day is a true blessing | Day 183 of my 2023 Journal


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My friend from High School, Marie-Luise, lives in the second to last city in Denmark if you drive out through Jutland to Germany on the highway.

She has been our welcome committee and our goodbye party many times, and so she was this year as well.

Aabenraa is a quiet little place, beautifully located by the sea at the edge of our country. Houses are neat, gardens well trimmed, and each year they celebrate a sport, locally very popular: Ringridning. On our day, the big parade passed my friend's house while the wind picked up and a few drops of rain sent their warning signals.

We were in town for our friends and did not feel we missed out much when the rain started pouring, and the wind indecisively came from everywhere all at once. All day it would change from lovely birds singing blue sky back to the storm and heavy rainfall. Not that it mattered much. We talked and talked and talked. With close friends, knowing only this day is available, there is much talking to do. And a lot of hugs to share. And more talking. And smiles, laughter, and tears.

Some friendships have deep roots in core values and draw lines, sometimes longer than our individual lives to show us how big Everything is.

A full day in this company put us back on track in some ways, humbled us in others, showed us new perspectives where we had not stopped to look, and the element of sparkling light penetrating dark and heavy corners of life did not have space to show its beauty.
The husband, Kenn, said: “This day is a true blessing. Let’s not be afraid to use the word! Sharing all of the hours all of us together and how it unfolds truly is a blessing”.

He is right. It was a blessing.

We were wiser, uplifted, and more grateful when we went back into our van to move on, not just from our friends in the South of the North but from our home country altogether.

A Grand Finale. A beautiful one.

Love and light


Cecilie Conrad

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