Added to all of this, I have been trying to work out a blog post about friendship and it won't come together. So I am going to rant instead.
I came across a C S Lewis quote about friendship two days ago that I profoundly disagreed with. Here it is. It's bollocks.
This is not how I see friendship. Is this how you see friendship? I feel sorry for C S Lewis that he thought this is what friendship is.
I'm not going to deconstruct it today and say why it's bollocks, I don't feel well enough. My sinuses are full of snot and it's leaked into my brain.
But here's another thing. I hate it when people misattribute quotes. It drives me nuts. Have you noticed that all witty quotes - whatever the voice - are ascribed to Oscar Wilde? And how many wise and profound quotes are ascribed to C S Lewis? I was looking on the net to find out who came out with the wonderful "A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words" and guess what? People were saying the author was C S don't-understand-friendship Lewis. I ask you.
It was not him. The origin is unknown/unverified.
I've run out of rant. And just to give C S Lewis his due, I'd like to share something he DID say that I often find helpful:
I'd also like to share a photo from the generous Rosemary Mann. It was taken above Hawes in Wensleydale this last week: