Friday, 25 November 2011
GC, Day 25 - Those who know
Very rarely, you find a friend who knows what you need before you do. You know, the friend who gives you a present or a chocolate bar at work that's exactly what you need.
Today, I received this gorgeous gift from one of those friends who knows. I'd been toying with buying a journal, so any journal would have been wonderful.
But this - this journal was perfect, though it wasn't one I would have chosen for myself. The friend who gave this to me saw me clearly enough to see what I rarely express: a deeply sensual side; the ornate; a rich explosion of colour; lush tropical flowers. Sheer indulgence. I can completely see myself as the woman with her peacock (which is what we decided it was) losing herself in the sensual joy of the moment.
This is one journal I will be writing in - because it is totally, utterly me...
...though I didn't know that until I saw it.
For those who see the gifts in us that we cannot - or dare not - see in ourselves, and place them in our hands - we give thanks.