From time to time, I meet forever friends. It matters not what mask they're wearing in terms of their age, race, religion, culture or gender, I always recognise them as my spirit friends.
As I was walking home, I noticed this elderly lady walking with a Zimmer Frame on the bicycle lane. When she stopped to have a rest, I smiled at her. She returned my smile.
"How are you today?" she said in an Italian accent.
"I'm fine, thank you," I said and gave her a hug which she returned.
"That's good," she said pointing to her heart. "If you are happy, I am happy!"
After a final hug, I said goodbye to my friend.
About half an hour later, a guy walked by me and said, "Ciao, bella!"
Hmmm, looks like I'm having an Italian evening, I thought to myself. I said hello to my friend and said ciao.
Love and light to all my forever friends.
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