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Thursday, June 9, 2011
This has been an unusually event-and-people-filled week for me. I went to Betty's and did some gardening on Monday. I had meetings both Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. I went out on work assignments Tuesday. Today I spent the afternoon with a friend named Mary Ann. She's been gone for two years, but is home for the summer, so I went to her house, which is right on Lake Michigan. Tomorrow I am going to see both Betty and Ellen. It's all rather bizarre. I don't usually have such a social calendar!
At Mary Ann's I commented that the view out her window today was rather lonely. Here it is.
Mary Ann is also a writer (of poetry), so we both like words a lot. She agreed that the lake view is lonely, but added that her room is on the landward side of the house with a view of trees. "Leaves are not lonely," she said.
What do you think? What kinds of views or natural features make you feel lonely or befriended?