Quote of the Week – Friendship

Oh, the comfort – the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts, nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them – keep what is worth keeping – and with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away.

George Eliot.

Hawaian Sunset (c) Marie Trudinger.


Rain at last! It will take a lot more rain before the drought is broken – but it’s a start.

Dorothea Mackeller, in her poem, “I love a sunburnt country”, describes it so beautifully, in the fourth verse:

Core of my country. Her pitiless blue sky

when sick at heart around us, we see the cattle die.

But then the grey clouds gather, and we can bless again

The drumming of an army

The Steady, Soaking Rain.

The steady, soaking rain.