Sunday, June 19, 2011

18 June

Cancer Support lunch today and there was a large group of us - the Crest had to add more settings at our table. Had a new member as well which leaves us torn - it's great to have new people, but we wish there would never be a reason for someone to have to join us. It was a delicious lunch and lots of talk and laughter.

Then grocery shopping. For some reason that felt like a real chore yesterday, but I was home soon enough and had everything put away quickly.

After supper I had a lovely stitchy evening, so the day ended on a great note.

How like a Winter Hath My Absence Been

How like a winter hath my absence been
From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!
What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!
What old December's bareness everywhere!
And yet this time removed was summer's time.
The teeming autumn, big with rich increase,
Bearing the wanton burthen of the prime,
Like widowed wombs after their lords' decease;
Yet this abundant issue seemed to me
But hope of orphans and unfathered fruit;
For summer and his pleasures wait on thee,
And, thou away, the very birds are mute;
Or, if they sing, 'tis with so dull a cheer
That leaves look pale, dreading the winter's near.

William Shakespeare
1564 - 1616

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