I have been off the loop for a few days, trying to catch up on some much needed sleep and finishing the line drawings for my poem anthology.

I met with a dear friend this morning for brunch. We became friends in the fourth grade and although having lived apart for many years, have continued to respect the friendship we held so dear all those years ago. It is amazing how as you age, the circle of friends grows smaller, yet stronger. I no longer have energy for negativity and cynicism. I have had enough heartache in the past 15 months to last me a lifetime and beyond. This brings me back to the fact that having brunch after many years of brief hellos and goodbyes, the conversation flowed as if no time has passed since our last heart-to-heart. This is friendship and I value it so very much.

On another note, I found this weird bug on my porch today.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and send me your thoughts.