Now that's just beautiful. I want a friend like that.
Neck is feeling no better, so this is the obligatory whining. It's rainy and good to be up early. I was such a vegetable last night (a carrot, perhaps). Need more discipline in my life. It's a dangerous thing to acknowledge the need for discipline or humility. I need both-- Lord, have mercy.
I never trust when people say nice things, especially at work. Usually I think it's "trying to be nice," or rather, trying to have others believe one is nice. I'm not innocent by any means-- that's probably why I'm suspicious. I've done it over and over, to make myself feel good and to get what I want. My experience with niceness from others involves manipulation far more than it does affection.
I guess that's why I find the passage from Ruth so beautiful, like the friendship of David and Jonathan. Makes my heart ache for something like that. Hard to get when I tend not to believe I could really have it.