To walk with an old friend is one of the greatest pleasures of life. Sometimes we walk in silence, where nothing is said, and everything is, sometimes we walk in full conversation, and sometimes we share the pain of life, and we walk in empathy.
I’ve had the pleasure of walking with this old friend many times. Sometimes we talk about current conditions and political choices. Sometimes we recall a shared memory with laughter or with the understanding of loss. Sometimes we stop and wonder at the grace and lessons of nature.
All of our walks have been with respect and appreciation for the other. All of our walks are built upon the foundational walks of the past so that when we pass to the other side, our walks will continue in the realms of light and wonder. I am a fortunate man to have such a friend.