My conversation with "an old friend" (yesterday's post, below) was, of course, a figment of my imagination, exercising creative writer's licence as a means of conveying a message -- the need for compassion and kindness in our lives.
I do not place stock in horoscopes, but for sheer entertainment value I do include one in particular with my regular morning reading over coffee. In view of yesterday's "conversation" and other things running through my mind lately, I was especially amused by the timeliness of this morning's horoscope reading for me.
"...rise above it with a smile. Be nice to whoever is being nice to you. Be nicer still to anyone who is not being so nice to you. Be kind but not a pushover, a victim or a martyr. Give yourself permission to be happy. All else you need, you have..."
First my old friend, and now the horoscope. It doesn't take much for me to enjoy coincidence.