I have returned home from my trip to visit the most gracious couple I have had the pleasure to know...Debs and Tim not only opened their beautiful home to me, but also their hearts. On the beautiful island of Key West, Florida they opened the door to their home, where wonderment and treasures adorned every square inch of it. Such a feast for the eyes for an artist...I would touch things and see the gatherings of a life time in their home....And had the privilege to hear the stories that connected these collections to their hearts...and now etched into my mind and heart also...I could sit on their front porch and hear the swaying of the palms at sunset, see the opening of the bird of paradise flowers in the neighbors yard, butterflies, lizards, iguanas, and birds...for one who needed serenity this was certainly paradise! The sunsets, the food, the laughter, the stories, the freedom and the abundance of friendship and love was all so comforting to my heart... While I was taken on sight seeing adventures, went to fantasy fest , and ate the most wonderful meals...it is the fullness of my heart that I bring back with me...the unconditional amount of open hospitality, the closeness of the life stories that we shared and the feeling of family that my memory will hold with the most loving of thoughts. I am aware that one does not have to be born into this family in order to belong....My heart is full and I miss them already. So from my heart to yours I know dear Debs and Tim that thank you for what you have given me is such a small set of words but my heart is in every letter....
Today, I wish for all of you to know and experience that which a friend can bring to your table. And that you too will feel the love deep within your heart and carry that with you forever.