Friday, October 28, 2011
The sea was very rough, in fact very very rough. It was like someone had taken a piece of paper, crumpled it up and then animated it. But despite the conditions there were still surfers out there riding the waves and generally haying fun. It wasn't very windy so I think the sea conditions are left over's from a storm we had a day or two ago. The tide was high too so we had to walk along the edge of the sand on the grass embankment. It was fun having to run up the beach to avoid getting swamped by the incoming waves, lots of laughs and fun.
A little while ago she went up the hill with me for the first time and since she spends most of her time sitting behind a computer you can imagine what an opportunity this was for her to get a little exercise. We had a great time, not rushing but not taking it too easy either, just spending time in each other's company talking about our lives.
Sometimes people come into our lives for a reason, sometimes a season and then there those who come into our lives for a lifetime, Marie has been a lifetime friend and as far as I can tell will continue to be just such a person. I was only 36 when I met her and now, twenty years down the line,we are still close friends.
We will probably go for a walk in Newlands Forrest on the slopes of Table Mountain next, I'm looking forward to it, I've never been to Newlands forest despite the fact that I've lived here for such a long time. I'm told there are lots of mushrooms here and I find that intriguing, I like to take pictures of them, they make interesting subjects.
May the Lord bless not only Marie but our friendship too. Marie is a dedicated Christian and in the past, when I've been struggling with some aspect or other in my walk with God, Marie has always been there to give sound advice. God bless you Marie, Geoff.