Light has no shadow. I've been thinking about odd things today, I guess. But also, I've been enjoying friendships I've made here at the Crown Center where I live. I went down to our Circle@Crown Café for breakfast and chatted with Kari, Judy, Melvin, Alyssa, Iva, and Brenda. I've been reading devotional essays by Joan Uda and thinking about calling Joan to talk about some of what she wrote. She lives in Montana now (again), near two of her children. When I met her, she was living in the apartments next door to the Crown Center, which is maybe half a mile from the home of one of her daughters.
Helen of Helen's Book Blog once asked me how I met so many authors. Well, Helen, it helps to live near one and have the secretary of the church I'd been attending call to ask if I'd give a neighbor a ride to church. Joan didn't have her car here, having flown in to bring her husband for specialized medical care in St. Louis. After he died, she moved back to Montana, but we remained friends. I flew to Montana in 2019 with her daughter and son-in-law, who took me with them to surprise Joan on her 80th birthday. I've also had fun meeting other book bloggers. So Helen, if you ever "drop by" St. Louis in your travels, let me know and we can meet at the airport or my place or somewhere.
I'll leave you with a laugh: