Tuesday, 11 May 2010
A LITTLE PIECE OF ME, LOST, FOUND & RETURNED
Some years ago, my friend Wendy,who I have known since I was three years old, gave me a birthday gift. It was delicately wrapped in tissue paper, tied with an exquisite ribbon and handed to me gently with an air of reverance. When I opened the present, it was the book in the picture - When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne - a book of poetry. I was, completely overjoyed and overwhelmed. This book had been mine when I was a little girl. On the cover is my name, written in my 8 year old handwriting and inside, my address. Between the pages, Wendy had placed lots of silvery glittery things which sprayed out as I turned them. I could hardly believe this relic of my childhood had been returned. Wendy simply said 'I've been looking after it for you'. A little piece of my own personal history - lost, found and returned to me by a lifelong friend. A treasure. There is a distance between Wendy & I now. I'm not even sure how it got there. I will always count her as one of my closest friends, despite the distance.